Phrasal Verbs Using 'Tail'

Tail away

Become silent or inaudible

Example:His voice TAILED AWAY when he was speaking about what he'd done wrong.

Tail back

Form a traffic jam

Example:The traffic TAILED BACK for several miles after the accident.

Tail off

Become silent or inaudible

Example:The voices TAILED OFF when she entered.

Tail off

Decrease

Example:Profits TAILED OFF sharply in the last quarter of the year as a result of the increase in the price of oil.