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trail away

To dwindle, diminish, or fade away; to become fainter or weaker. Used especially, though not exclusively, in reference to speech or music. He started talking about the tax code, but trailed away when he realized no one was listening. The music from the radio trailed away as the car got farther from the house. The company's innovative ideas gave birth to a huge range of devices, but seem to have started trailing away in recent years.
See also: away, trail
References in classic literature ?
Each pailful was poured into tall cans that stood in a large spring-waggon which had been brought upon the scene; and when they were milked the cows trailed away.
Matthew Jones PRENTON AS we trailed away from Monday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace along the streets which line Goodison Park, there were mixed emotions.
It wouldn't matter that some of his press conference responses were predictable and trailed away to nothing, if so many of his team's moves weren't doing exactly the same.
His voice trailed away and he lifted his face towards Generous, his eyes rolling in panic.
But that trailed away when they realised what they were singing.
But they couldn't succeed with their motives since they were trailed away by the newly hired security officials.
MK Dons, in fourth, also trailed away to Colchester before recovering to record a thumping 5-1 victory.
His voice trailed away and Chloe stood up on shaking legs and followed him out of the bar.
The Dragons' travelling support of nearly 600 fans comprised almost 50% of the official attendance at The Lamb, but they trailed away distinctly unimpressed at the end of another lack-lustre performance from Dean Saunders' side, who failed to build on a Gareth Taylor goal that put them ahead and were once again second best in virtually every phase of the game.
The Dragons' travelling support of nearly 600 fans comprised almost 50 per cent of the crowd at The Lamb, but they trailed away unimpressed at the end of another lacklustre performance from Dean Saunders' side, who failed to build on a Gareth Taylor goal that put them ahead.
He trailed away then 30 over par after an opening round of 89 that left him weeping in the arms of his mother Consuela.
A key element in the year on year downturn in the equipment sector actually stems from very aggressive infrastructure build-out by the operators during 2000 which has trailed away in the wake of the dot.
Tears filled his eyes as his voice trailed away on the warm breeze.