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Phrasal Verbs

tail off

This page is about the phrasal verb tail off

Meaning

to gradually become less in amount or lower in level

Synonym

taper off, dwindle

For example

  • tail off At first the book sold very well, but after a few months sales tailed off and now we only sell a few copies.

  • tail off We had many enquiries on the day the ad appeared, but they tailed off over the next few days.

Quick Quiz

The number of visitors to the website has tailed off, and now there are

a. very few visitors

b. more visitors than ever

c. a few more than before

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