dwindle dwindle  /d ˈwɪn dəl/

Definition(s):

  • (v) become smaller or lose substance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Di Vittorio strongarmed his CGIL into an 8,000,000-member postwar political powerhouse, saw it dwindle to 3,000,000, become well-matched by Italy's free unions.
  2. Railroad tracks dwindle northward toward Boston, an unconcerned hour away.
  3. As the deaths climbed to at least 260, hope began to dwindle on Tuesday evening of finding additional survivors under the rubble.

News

  1. Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from ...

    As the industry struggles amid an ongoing decline phase, revenue will likely continue to dwindle as the realities of the global economy make large-scale Canadian-based production of heating and air conditioning goods uneconomical. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturing industry to its growing industry ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. BBQ Season Boosts Beef But Could Banish Burger King

    Then as grill masters supplement steaks and burgers with pork ribs, chicken and other delicacies, beef consumption starts to decline in the hot weather. But beef supplies also begin to dwindle as feed ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MrTopStep.com via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Michael comes in the game, we've got the man in the game we want in the game at that moment because he's been there so many times," Martin said. "Certainly there was a concern of the lead that we had and seeing it dwindle, but Mike was in...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Mike Martin Source: Baseball America

  2. "Unless we take corrective steps, and soon, we're going to see America's leadership in global financial transactions dwindle, putting a chill on the nation's economy and the city's," Bloomberg said. "That will spell fewer jobs and slower...
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "For me, I'm a motivational player," Catchings said. "Sitting on the bench over there and seeing the lead dwindle down, it was like, 'OK, I'm getting antsy, put me back in.' When she finally put us (the starters) back in, it was just a matter...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Tamika Catchings Source: San Jose Mercury News

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