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dwindle 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈdwindl/,
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dwindled, past participle; dwindles, 3rd person singular present; dwindling, present participle; dwindled, past tense;
  1. Diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
    • - traffic has dwindled to a trickle
    • - dwindling resources

  1. become smaller or lose substance; "Her savings dwindled down"
  2. (dwindling) gradually decreasing until little remains
  3. (dwindling) a becoming gradually less; "there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"
  4. To decrease, shrink, diminish, reduce in size; to fall away in quality; degenerate, sink
  5. (dwindling) that is declining
  6. (Dwindles) is what nurses call “not sick enough to qualify for hospice care, but sick enough to never get better.” (Katy Butler’s “My Father’s Broken Heart.”)
  7. (Dwindling) the rapid dying off of old bees in the spring; sometimes called spring dwindling or disappearing disease.
  8. (Dwindling) Rapid or unusual depletion of hive population, usually in the spring.
  9. (v) : become smaller, grow feeble
  10. To diminish, become less
  11. (Henry IV, Part I - 3.3.3)