To fall off

To drop; as, fruits fall off when ripe.
- Addison.
To withdraw; to separate; to become detached; as, friends fall off in adversity.
To perish; to die away; as, words fall off by disuse.
- Shak.
To apostatize; to forsake; to withdraw from the faith, or from allegiance or duty.

See also: Fall, Fall, Fall, Fall

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He said: "I did apologise for it falling off the wall, but I had no idea it was going to fall off the wall.
The defendant stated he broke his ankle after hitting a pothole by Bute East Dock, which caused him to fall off his bike.
That said, it is normal for the flowers to fall off eventually, but after a period of rest orchids do bloom again.
I told last week how musician Martin Kelly paid PS510 for a classic VW toureronly for the sliding door to fall off on the M8.
Witnesses said that Israeli police stationed at the entrance of Bani Na'im town, east of Hebron, opened fire after a motorcyclist after he refused to stop for inspection, causing him to fall off his motorbike.
They get so long and then seem to fall off, but always regrow.
"I've fallen off just about everything it's possible to fall off."
Unfortunately, the fate of never having to fall off again was not written for me.
As the leaves begin to fall off, Fletcher tries to catch and reattach leaves to the tree.
Drivers who drench cyclists and other road users by driving through puddles or cause them to fall off their bikes face a maximum fine of pounds 2,500 and up to nine points on their licence for driving without due care and attention - if their victims go to the police.
Mr Devlin said: "When the steering started vibrating I thought that one of the bolts on the wheels hadn't been tightened properly, not that wheels were going to fall off.
We don't know what caused the wing to fall off but we believe it may have been the cause of the accident."