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Definition of recede verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    recede

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//rɪˈsid//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recede
     
    he / she / it recedes
     
    past simple receded
     
    -ing form receding
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to move gradually away from someone, or away from a previous position The sound of the truck receded into the distance. She watched his receding figure.
  2. 2 [intransitive] (especially of a problem, feeling, or quality) to become gradually weaker or smaller The prospect of bankruptcy had now receded (= it was less likely). The pain was receding slightly.
  3. 3[intransitive] (of hair) to stop growing at the front of the head a middle-aged man with receding hair/a receding hairline
  4. 4[intransitive] a receding chin a chin that slopes backward toward the neck
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