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taper off

phrasal verb with taper     /ˈteɪ.pər/ US  /-pɚ/ verb [I or T]
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.Coming to an endCausing something to end
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