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taper off

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with taper   /ˈteɪ.pər/ us    /-pɚ/
to become gradually smaller or weaker, or happen less often: Her voice tapered off as she realized everyone was listening. Sales have gradually tapered off.
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