Definition of tail off
- Our productivity tailed off last year.
- She started to ask a question and then her voice tailed off.
: the rear end or a process or prolongation of the rear end of the body of an animal
: something resembling an animal's tail in shape or position: such as
: a luminous stream of particles, gases, or ions extending from a comet especially in the antisolar direction
: to follow for purposes of surveillance
: to connect end to end
: to remove the tail of (an animal) : dock
: limited as to tenure : entailed
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
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