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trail off

phrasal verb with trail us   /treɪl/ verb [I/T]
to become less in amount or loudness: His voice trailed off weakly and we could not hear the rest.
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trail off

phrasal verb with trail uk   /treɪl/ us   verb
to become less or smaller: Volume trailed off from Thursday's heavy load, with 1.1 billion shares changing hands. Borrowing to buy new cars trailed off sharply.
(Definition of trail off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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