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Dwindle meaning

dwindle - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away.
  2. 2. To make less; to bring low.
  3. 3. To break; to disperse.
  4. 4. The process of dwindling; dwindlement; decline; degeneracy.
  5. 5. To become less; waste; degenerate.

dwindle - examples of usage

  1. She heard them descend the stairs, their footsteps dwindle, die away into silence ...
  2. Adrastos, the objectionable hero, was left to dwindle and die.
  3. More racy is his attack on Pembroke, as a member of the Mixed Assembly: Forbeare, good Pembroke, be not over- daring: Such company may chance to spoil thy swearing; And these drum- major oaths of bulk unruly May dwindle to a feeble 'by my truly.
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