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taper off

phrasal verb with taper uk   /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.
Translations of “taper off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 逐漸變小, 逐步減弱…
in Russian уменьшаться, сокращаться…
in Turkish giderek azalmak/küçülmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逐渐变小, 逐步减弱…
in Polish zmniejszać się, słabnąć…
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