Examples of taper off in a Sentence
at this time of the year, light begins to taper off a little earlier each day
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This year, the snow tapered off by mid-Sunday morning and none was expected any time soon.
The Mountaineers rose as high as 24th late in the early signing period before tapering off at 31st in the final 247Sports composite ranking.
In all, the storm was expected to dump 6 to 9 inches on metro Detroit before tapering off around midnight.
The grocer’s stock rose more than 6% before tapering off to around $21 a share, the biggest single-day bump in months but not enough to erase big declines this year.
Gonorrhea cases also trended upwards, but began to taper off in 2006.
The rain eases for a time late morning into the midafternoon, before picking back up — heavy at times — well into the evening, tapering off after midnight Monday.
About two hours later, the firefight tapering off, French helicopters from nearby Mali swooped in to the rescue on the rolling wooded terrain.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service believe showers will taper off by mid-morning.
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First Known Use of taper off
taper off Synonyms
Synonymsabate, decline, de-escalate, 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, decrease, wane
Antonymsaccumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax
Related Wordscompress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate
Near Antonymsappear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthen
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