dwindle away

(redirected from dwindle)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to dwindle: dwindle down

dwindle away

To lessen gradually but substantially. Unfortunately, my interest in political science has dwindled away since I declared it as my major.
See also: away

dwindle away

(to something) and dwindle down (to something) to shrink, contract, or diminish to something. The noise dwindled away to nothing. It just dwindled down and was gone.
See also: away
References in periodicals archive ?
points out that species often dwindle when a habitat is chopped into small, separated patches.
Legislation in 1990 banned the sport hunting of California mountain lions, whose population had begun to dwindle in the 1980s.
The Los Angeles-based company is expanding its electronics business as contracts dwindle to build military aircraft.
As the cortex takes shape, the subplate gradually degenerates and receptor numbers dwindle.
Though grazing land indeed releases large amounts of trace gases after clearcutting, these emissions dwindle to levels below those of forest soil about 10 years later, says Michael Keller.
carinii pneumonia when these immune-system cells dwindle to that level.
Summary: Berlin, June 03, 2010, SPA -- Germany is to retire six of its Type 206A submarines in order to save money as its defence budget dwindles, dpa cited a spokesman as saying in the Baltic naval port of Gluecksburg today.
It grows, it dwindles, it seduces, it encircles, it juts, it expands, it challenges--all with an astounding momentum.
The fact remains, however, that as the number of cars built via this method dwindles, the cost of producing a relatively low volume line of body-on-frame passenger cars increases.