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UK [feɪd] / US verb
Word forms "fade":
present tense I/you/we/they fade he/she/it fades present participle fading past tense faded past participle faded
1) [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.

a) [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.

b) [intransitive] if the light fades, it gets dark
c) [intransitive/transitive] if the colour of something fades, or if something fades it, it gradually becomes paler

The sun had faded the red curtains.

d) [intransitive] if a memory or feeling fades, it gradually becomes weaker until you do not have it any more

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 ill or die
5) [intransitive] mainly journalism if a player or team fades, they stop performing well and do not win
Phrasal verbs:
Derived word:
faded
UK [ˈfeɪdɪd] / US adjective

faded blue jeans


the faded glory of the old hotel


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