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Definition of taper verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

taper

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈteɪpər//
 
[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
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