- (basketball) a jump shot made while jumping backwards, away from the basket. The goal is to create space between the shooter and the defender, making it much harder to block.
- An instance of fading away, of diminishing in proximity or intensity.
- (slang) Method of ending the personal relationship by stopping any contact with the other party and not providing an explanation
"Why some people choose to do the infamous "fadeaway" instead of a clean break?"