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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dwindle away mean? 

  The verb DWINDLE AWAY has 1 sense:

1. become smaller or lose substance

  Familiarity information: DWINDLE AWAY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1dwindle away [BACK TO TOP]


Become smaller or lose substance

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


dwindle; dwindle away; dwindle down

Context example:

Her savings dwindled down

Hypernyms (to "dwindle away" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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