Examples of taper off in a Sentence
at this time of the year, light begins to taper off a little earlier each day
Recent Examples of taper off from the Web
Friday will start out wet, but rain will taper off by late morning, leaving a partly sunny day.
Funding tapered off through the first half of the 20th century.
The National Weather Service said the storm will continue through the evening and gradually taper off.
In Massachusetts, snowfall in the hills of Worcester and in the Berkshires could easily top 6 inches before tapering off Saturday morning.
Rain will taper off late evening, and overnight there's a chance of more thunderstorms till midnight - then just a slight chance of showers.
McGwire’s support tapered off over his time on the ballot, finishing with 12.3% in his final year.
After the flight pause, the number of unexplained physiological events tapered off.
Since the early 1090s auto thefts and car beak-ins have tapered off.
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First Known Use of taper off
taper off Synonyms
abate, de-escalate, decline, decrease, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down) , recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, wane;
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