recede from (someone or something)

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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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Humason measured the radial velocity of many more galaxies and also found that all were receding from us, some at unusually large rates.
What is so important about our Galaxy that all the others (except for two of the very closest) should be receding from us, and why should those farther off be receding more quickly than those nearer?
A group of stars that Ibata had assumed were part of the Milky Way's bulge - the region surrounding the galaxy's center- were receding from Earth much faster than stars known to reside there.
Half the star's surface is always approaching us, and the other half always receding from us, as the star rotates.