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Meaning of “taper off” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of taper off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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taper off

phrasal verb with taper  us   /ˈteɪ·pər/ verb [I/T]
to ​becomesmaller in ​size or less in ​degree: Mortgage ​rates may taper off in the ​spring. The ​rain will taper off by ​morning.
(Definition of taper off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “taper off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐变小, 逐步减弱…
in Turkish giderek azalmak/küçülmek…
in Russian уменьшаться, сокращаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸變小, 逐步減弱…
in Polish zmniejszać się, słabnąć…
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