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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.
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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
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(ˈfeɪd əˌweɪ)

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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