tail off

tail off
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "tail off":
present tense I/you/we/they tail off he/she/it tails off present participle tailing off past tense tailed off past participle tailed off
tail off or tail away to become quieter, weaker, or smaller

Her voice tailed off.


English dictionary. 2014.

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