English version

dwindle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdwindledwin‧dle /ˈdwɪndl/ ●○○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 (also dwindle away)LESSSMALL to gradually become less and less or smaller and smaller 🔊 The elephant population is dwindling. 🔊 His money had dwindled away.dwindle to 🔊 The stream has dwindled to a trickle.see thesaurus at decreasedwindling adjective 🔊 dwindling resources→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dwindleThe money available to build new parks has dwindled.And her rock collection is dwindling.Since 1984, interference from the government has dwindled.Not for nothing have the return invitations dwindled a bit over the years.Required to spend more time with Matilda, Agnes finds that her encounters with the curate dwindle and almost cease altogether.They start off so large and marvellous, then they dwindle away to nothing.Discussions about texts dwindled into silence; discussions about moms threatened to turn into full-blown therapy sessions.The country's foreign currency reserves have dwindled over the past few years.He was simply responding to the twin pressures of dwindling tax revenues and pressing needs.The original platoon of 30 men had dwindled to 12.There was a vaguely Rincewind-shaped violet shadow, dwindling to a point and winking out.
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Verb table
dwindle
Simple Form
Present
itdwindles
dwindle
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Past
it, theydwindled
Present perfect
theyhave dwindled
ithas dwindled
Past perfect
it, theyhad dwindled
Future
it, theywill dwindle
Future perfect
it, theywill have dwindled
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare dwindling
itis dwindling
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Past
theywere dwindling
itwas dwindling
Present perfect
theyhave been dwindling
ithas been dwindling
Past perfect
it, theyhad been dwindling
Future
it, theywill be dwindling
Future perfect
it, theywill have been dwindling
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