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fade·a·way

 (fād′ə-wā′)
n.
1. The act or an instance of gradually diminishing in brightness, loudness, or strength until actual disappearance occurs.
2. Baseball
a. A screwball.
b. An act of sliding by a base runner during which the runner veers sideways to avoid being tagged.

fadeaway

(ˈfeɪdəˌweɪ)
n
1. (Baseball) a baseball pitch that slows and dips as it reaches the batter
2. (Basketball) a basketball shot made while jumping back from the direction of the basket in order to evade an opponent

fade•a•way

(ˈfeɪd əˌweɪ)

n.
2. a slide in baseball made by a base runner to one side of the base.
3. a jump shot made by a basketball player while falling away from the basket.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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fadeaway

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A gradual disappearance, especially of a film image:
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The Lebanese offensive might was on full display in the fourth quarter and from 55-51 near the end of the third canto the score ballooned to 72-58 with 3:22 to play on a fadeaway jumper by Jag.
But Davis fed Coleman in front of the UMass bench with 2 seconds left to shoot, and he hit a fadeaway jumper to make it 57-53 with 3:17 left.
Earlier in the day, Illinois and Minnesota went down to the wire, with the Fighting Illni victorious 51-49 thanks to Brandon Paul's 25 points and buzzer beating fadeaway.
Emmett's inclusion began to bear more fruit in the second quarter as the American poured in four baskets, two jump hooks, a layup and a fadeaway to keep Riyadi in the game, but just as in Game 1, Riyadi couldn't stop Anibal Zahle from scoring.
he said: "That's a makeable shot, but 'UD' did a great job of keeping his chest in front of him and forcing him into a fadeaway.
They have also chosen to cover one song, the Grateful Dead's West LA Fadeaway, which is a timely reminder of just what a great band the Dead were in their prime.
Wright chased him and Bargnani arrived too late to stop Bryant's fadeaway from 17 feet.
He made two free throws with 57 seconds left to get Washington within two points, and after James missed a jumper, Arenas' 8-foot fadeaway with 28 seconds remaining tied the game 97-97.
Although Calvin Davis opened the home team's account with a tap in after Mike Nurse's speculative long range effort rimmed out, a John Smith fadeaway followed by the first five of Michael Pegues'game high 33 points soon saw Jets trailing and playing catch up well into the second quarter.
If Wayne stays in the game, that fadeaway shot of him in the medallion will ma ke as much sense as a.
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