taper off

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Related to taper off: reinstate, regardless of, ameliorating
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Verb1.taper off - end weakly; "The music just petered out--there was no proper ending"
discontinue - come to or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"
2.taper off - become smaller or less active; "Business tapered off"
narrow, contract - make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
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w>taper off

(lit)spitz zulaufen, sich zuspitzen; (vase)sich verjüngen; (road, trousers)sich verengen
(fig: = decrease gradually) → langsam aufhören; (numbers)langsam zurückgehen; (production)langsam auslaufen
vt sep edgeabschrägen; end of plank, stick etczuspitzen; (fig) productionzurückschrauben; (= bring to an end)langsam auslaufen lassen
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Calaycay warned that the broad economy will face challenges even as inflation concerns are moved to the side since price pressures continue to taper off.
The state seismic bureau said the events may indicate two scenarios: the tremors may continue for days and then taper off or may result to a larger quake.
There is uncertainty in the medical literature about using a long-acting benzodiazepine to taper off a short-acting benzodiazepine, although this practice is generally clinically accepted.
With the decrease in temperature in the evening, the rain in Northeast Bulgaria will turn into snow, but the precipitations will taper off, while from west the clouds will break.
"When you think that the combination of oil prices having come down and with the interventions done by the government on the food side, the inflationary pressures are probably less, so inflation should begin to probably taper off. And if inflation begins to taper off, the pressure to raise interest rates will subside a little bit and I think that might be better for the economy as a whole," he said.
The snow is expected to taper off later Friday morning.
"We remain hopeful that inflation is kept at bay and will taper off by year-end," Socioeonomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M.
The head of Turkey's central bank has said that he is expecting inflation to increase in the next two months and taper off later.
Farmers expect to see higher prices in both seed and chemical, while yield gains from innovation taper off;
26 (Petra) -- The cold spell which brought significant amounts of rain and snow across the Kingdom over the past two days will start to taper off as of Tuesday night but very biting cold will prevail in most parts of the Kingdom.
High temperature along the coastline would however gradually taper off during the day giving way to gentle breeze provoking occasional drizzles amid chances for mist forming in the wadis of the interior, the same weatherman added.