dwindle
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dwindle(
dwihn
-
duhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to abate)
a. disminuir
The population of the town dwindled after the factory shut down.La población de la ciudad disminuyó después de que la fábrica cerrara.
b. menguar
Our supplies dwindled with each passing day.Nuestras provisiones menguaban con cada día que pasaba.
c. reducirse
Alice's hopes of being rescued from the island dwindled after being there for weeks.Las esperanzas de Alice de ser rescatada de la isla se reducían después de llevar semanas ahí.
d. quedar reducido
The noise of the city dwindled as we drove away.El ruido de la ciudad quedaba reducido a medida que nos íbamos alejando.
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dwindle
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. disminuir, reducirse
to dwindle (away) to nothingquedar reducido(a) a nada
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dwindle [ˈdwɪndl]
intransitive verb
reducirse; menguar
to dwindle to quedar reducido a; to dwindle away [+money, sound] disminuir; menguar; his life was dwindling away se consumía poco a poco
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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