fade

fade [ feıd ] verb **
▸ 1 become less clear
▸ 2 become less famous
▸ 3 start to die
▸ 4 lose strength
▸ 5 stop performing well
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) intransitive if the light fades, it gets dark
a ) intransitive or transitive if the color of something fades or if something fades it, it gradually becomes paler:
The sun had faded the red curtains.
b ) intransitive if something fades, it gradually becomes less clear or noticeable until it finally disappears:
Marie's smile slowly faded.
His bruises are starting to fade now.
c ) intransitive if a sound fades, it gradually becomes quieter until you cannot hear it any more:
The laughter faded when they saw Karl's face.
fade into: They heard footsteps go past the room, then fade into the distance.
d ) intransitive if a memory or feeling fades, it gradually becomes weaker until you do not have it anymore:
Hopes that he will be found alive are fading.
2. ) fade or fade away intransitive to become less famous or less important:
After one hit record he rapidly faded into obscurity.
3. ) intransitive if a flower fades, it starts to die
4. ) fade or fade away intransitive if someone fades, they lose their strength and become sick or die
5. ) intransitive MAINLY JOURNALISM if a player or team fades, they stop performing well and do not win
╾ fad|ed [ `feıdıd ] adjective:
faded blue jeans
the faded glory of the old hotel
,fade a`way phrasal verb intransitive
1. ) to disappear slowly:
Her footsteps faded away down the staircase.
2. ) same as FADE 2:
Most of these fashions just fade away and are forgotten.
3. ) same as FADE 4:
If you don't start eating properly you're going to fade away.
,fade `in phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
if a sound or picture fades in or you fade it in, it gradually becomes louder or clearer:
The DJ faded in another record.
,fade `out phrasal verb intransitive or transitive
if a sound or picture fades out, or you fade it out, it gradually disappears:
The voice on the radio faded out.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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