trail off

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To slowly diminish in intensity, volume or frequency; thus, to diminish more quickly over time.
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"So that's why I'm, uh, refusing... uh, to do that..." He trailed off as he saw Mr. Winchester's disapproving stare.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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