trail away


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Related to trail away: trail off

trail away

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trail off

vb
(intr, adverb) to become fainter, quieter, or weaker: his voice trailed off.
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" Whiskers cried out abruptly, and then let his voice trail away to embarrassed silence.
A recall option would be written into any loan deal in case May does hit the goal trail away from Pittodrie.
"You know," he looked right into my eyes, "you begin with many expectations..." He let the sentence trail away, then I filled the blanks and said, "but we have learned to be content with what we have."
The Tykes start the championship trail away to Worcestershire at New Road without six regular squad members who are out on duty with England in the West Indies.
The Gateshead-based brand licensing and product developers, which specialise in children's brands, saw work trail away during the recession prompting director Jason Knights to research new markets closer to home in the UK as well as maintaining regular work from further afield to build up business.
The teenager's words trail away on a tide of emotion as she sits next to David's devastated mother Lisa Minott, 38, now playing a huge part in Aimee and her grandaughter's lives.
HASLAM'S DECOR TIP: Beef up the scale of wall-coverings in small spaces to pull a scheme together because small patterns tend to trail away to nothing.
City have shown their attacking prowess at Ashton Gate by notching 11 goals in three league games and it should be a matter of time before they hit the goal trail away from home.
The project involves rebuilding the trail away from the bank and converting it into a concrete path with lights and a retaining wall along part of the bank.
Now they go to Doncaster hoping to produce a repeat performance and get back on a winning trail away from home following consecutive defeats at Swansea and Coventry.
For a full minute the buck stood motionless beneath my stand before beginning to amble down the trail away from me.
It could be the evenings watching the glass-like sea trail away behind you while you enjoy a nightcap sitting on the veranda of your cabin.