irse apagando
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irse apagando
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (to be extinguished)
a. to go out
De madrugada, las luces de la ciudad se fueron apagando poco a poco.In the early hours of the morning, the lights of the city gradually went out.
2. (to lose intensity)
a. to fade
Los tonos rojos del tapiz se fueron apagando con el paso de los años y acabaron siendo rosados.The red shades of the tapestry faded over the years and ended up pink.
b. to go out
A medida que envejecía, el brillo de sus ojos se iba a apagando.As she was getting older, the sparkle went out of her eyes.
c. to wane
Nuestro entusiasmo por el proyecto se fue apagando a medida que pasaban los meses y este no avanzaba.Our enthusiasm for the project waned as the months went by and it didn't progress.
d. to die away
Al llegar la noche, los sonidos de la calle se fueron apagando hasta convertirse en un murmullo distante.At nightfall, the sounds of the street started to die away until they became a distant murmur.
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