- The act or an instance of gradually diminishing in brightness, loudness, or strength until actual disappearance occurs. (noun)
- Baseball A screwball. (noun)
- Baseball An act of sliding by a base runner during which the runner veers sideways to avoid being tagged. (noun)
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