tail off

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tail off (third-person singular simple present tails off, present participle tailing off, simple past and past participle tailed off)

  1. To gradually subside or diminish; to tail away.
    • 2018 July 15, Jonathan Jurejko, “Novak Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon by beating Kevin Anderson”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      After losing to Sam Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon in 2016, Djokovic alluded to difficulties in his personal life and his form subsequently tailed off.