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Definition of taper verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they taper
he / she / it tapers
past simple tapered
-ing form tapering
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to become gradually narrower; to make something become gradually narrower The tail tapered to a rounded tip. She had long tapering fingers. taper something The pots are wide at the base and tapered at the top. Phrasal Verbstaper offtaper somethingoff
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: taper

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