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English definition of “taper”


verb [I or T]     /ˈteɪ.pər/ US  /-pɚ/
to become gradually narrower at one end, or to make something do this: Turn left where the road tapers (off) into a track.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong tapering     /ˈteɪ.pə.rɪŋ/ US  /-pɚ.ɪŋ/ adjective Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strongNarrow and thin
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