seep away

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w>seep away

vi (water)versickern; (strength)schwinden
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Sandbach eventually managed to weather the storm and once they started to impose themselves on the game, one could see the initial confidence seep away from the visitors as the home team steadily built the score to gain another valuable five league points.
Cllr Robert Hulland, cabinet member for resources and delivering value, said the extra money was welcome and recommended that it was "ring-fenced" for those services facing the greatest challenges, rather than being allowed to "seep away".
"There was almost no water and the little there was would seep away in the soil." During the first years, the region experienced severalsevere droughts and even very deep wells hardly provided enough water for Choga's dream.
Approximately 5 billion years from now, when it begins to run out of fuel and casts off its outer layers of gas, the sun will briefly be surrounded by a colorful envelope of gas that will eventually seep away into the vast void of the cosmos.
Watching more than PS1 billion of your spending power seep away must be frustrating.
Small, rubber flappers can save hundreds of gallons of water that seep away under the radar.
Sitting staring at the majesty of nature, feeling insignificant in the world, my concerns would gradually seep away into the rocks and ice.
Department stores are also seeing sales seep away to the Internet, official data last week showed, while a pick up in the housing market has meant that many Britons are spending what money they have on their homes, and not on what they wear.
But once in our little encampment we felt the tension seep away and were amazed at just how quiet and peaceful it was.
However, the next few days and weeks will be vital if the club are to build on the foundations already in place and regain the momentum that Mancini allowed to seep away. The competition could be even harder next season with Jose Mourinho favourite to return to Chelsea, Arsenal threatening to open their cheque book and champions Manchester United eager to back new manager Moyes with a large transfer kitty with which to forge his identity.