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Definition of taper off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

taper off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to become gradually less in number, amount, degree, etc. The number of applicants for teaching posts has tapered off.
to make something become gradually less in number, amount, degree, etc. They are gradually tapering off production of the older models.
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