Meaning of “taper off” in the English Dictionary

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taper off

phrasal verb with taper us /ˈteɪ·pər/ verb [ I/T ]

to become smaller 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)