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Definition of 'taper'

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The two principal benefits are business asset taper relief and agricultural property relief. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some companies have found the gimmick expensive and are gradually tapering off. Brumberg, Elaine Take Care of Your Skin (1990)Doctors recommend gradually tapering doses before quitting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She watched the movement of his long, tapered fingers. Christina Dodd SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)The trouble is, that tapering shape means there is not much room at the top. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you take these drugs continuously, withdrawal must be tapered. Trickett, Shirley Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)They're more tapered on the leg and less baggy at the back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The relief will be tapered away on homes worth over 2 million. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Regarding the tax position, you are considering buying a property that will probably qualify for business asset taper relief. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These days the Guards regiments put the tallest soldiers at the outside of the ranks and taper gradually towards the shortest in the middle. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I lighted the taper, and ran up to tell you. Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855)Her round taper fingers flew in and out of her sewing, as steadily and swiftly as if that were the business of her life. Elizabeth Gaskell North and South (1855)You could have a tower of them, tapering in size, if you fancied it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The end of tapering could be good news for some businesses in Japan, though. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The design has a tapered, rocket shape with silver, mirrored glass. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These tapered wide leg jeans are a great alternative if you can't afford an A-list wardrobe. The Sun (2007)The cairn is wedge shaped, tapering towards the west with a court which exceeds 50 feet in length. Brennan, J. H. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)

Synonyms of 'taper'

narrow, thin, attenuate, come to a point
candle, spill, wick, glim

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Used Occasionally. taper is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'taper'

British English: taper VERB
If something tapers, or if you taper it, it becomes gradually thinner at one end.
Unlike other trees, it doesn't taper very much. It stays fat all the way up.
  • American English: taper
  • Brazilian Portuguese: estreitar-se
  • Chinese: 逐渐变细
  • European Spanish: afilarse
  • French: s'effiler
  • German: sich verjüngen
  • Italian: assottigliarsi
  • Japanese: 先を細くする/先細りになる
  • Korean: 점점 가늘어지다
  • European Portuguese: estreitar-se
  • Spanish: afinarse
British English: taper NOUN
A taper is a long, thin candle or a thin wooden strip that is used for lighting fires.
Taking up a candlestick, he touched the wick to a lighted taper.
  • American English: taper
  • Brazilian Portuguese: círio
  • Chinese: 细长的蜡烛或点火木条
  • European Spanish: cirio
  • French: cierge
  • German: dünne Kerze
  • Italian: candelina
  • Japanese: 細いろうそく
  • Korean: 불붙이개
  • European Portuguese: círio
  • Spanish: cirio

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