recede from

recede from (someone or something)

1. To shrink back, pull away, or retreat from someone or something. The mob receded from the man when they realized he was armed. I think I need a dentist to look at why my gums are receding from my teeth.
2. To disappear or fade away from memory or awareness. The atrocities the country committed only 20 years prior have already begun receding from people's consciousness. The pain of that day has never truly receded from my mind.
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recede from something

to pull back from something. The river receded from its banks during the dry season. I think that my hair is receding from my forehead.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
In proportion as we recede from the earth the action of gravitation diminishes in the inverse ratio of the square of the distance; that is to say, at three times a given distance the action is nine times less.
'But, though expressing regret for my momentary loss of self-control, I cannot recede from the position I have taken up as regards the essential unfitness of Clarence's presence in the home.'
The data obtained from the glaciers shows 29 m snout recede from 2009-2013 and 61 m recede from 2013-2017 in Shahkoh Glacier.
Loeb realized that in a revved-up universe, galaxies eventually would recede from each other at faster than the speed of light.
Because the universe is expanding, more distant galaxies recede from Earth faster than nearby ones, and their light is correspondingly shifted to longer, or redder, wavelengths.
Nearby absorption systems recede from Earth at a much slower speed, and the ultraviolet light they absorb from quasars gets shifted to only slightly longer wavelengths.