Definition of "fadeaway" [fadeaway]

  • 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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Use "fadeaway" in a sentence
  • "Carson had been practicing on what he called a fadeaway ball, and now he thought this would be just the right thing to offer Sam."
  • "The Thunder led by as many as 19 twice, but Garcia's fadeaway from the right base line at the halftime buzzer capped an 8-2 run that made it a 13-point spread."
  • "After McGrady hit a fadeaway from the baseline, he flexed his muscles and yelled, ` ` Let's go! '' as he trotted down the court."