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Dictionary entry overview: What does fall by the wayside mean?
• FALL BY THE WAYSIDE (verb)
The verb FALL BY THE WAYSIDE has 1 sense:
1. give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
Familiarity information: FALL BY THE WAYSIDE used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
Verbs of fighting, athletic activities
In the second round, the challenger gave up
Somebody ----s PP
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