level off


leveled off or levelled off; leveling off or levelling off; levels off

intransitive verb

: to approach or reach a steady rate, volume, or amount : stabilize
expect prices to level off

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The benefits level off after about two hours, and decline around five hours of free time per day. Time, 9 Jan. 2023 Eventually, the market will get sorted out and inflation will level off again. Devlin Barrett, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2022 Temps should level off Sunday in the lower 90s as a weak cold front moves through North Texas. Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2022 Low temperatures tonight will level off in the mid to upper 60s. Nick Stoico, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2022 The index values level off in central and southern Arkansas, according to Justin Condry, a meteorologist with the weather service in North Little Rock. Remington Miller, Arkansas Online, 13 June 2022 However, subscriber growth is starting to level off, which isn’t great news for the $18 billion annual budget that funds the streamer’s original content. Andy Meek, BGR, 29 Mar. 2022 The rate of price growth may level off somewhat in the coming year, but prices aren’t likely to reverse course and come down dramatically. cleveland, 12 Feb. 2022 Longini and his team at the University of Florida project without a new variant’s arrival, new infections in Florida will level off through the end of the year. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of level off was in 1917

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“Level off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/level%20off. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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