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dwindle

['dwɪndl] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. сокращаться, уменьшаться, убывать, истощаться

  2. терять значение; ухудшаться, приходить в упадок; вырождаться

  3. сокращать, уменьшать (размеры)

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dwindle

['dwɪndl]

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уменьшаться; убывать

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Companies let past improvement initiatives dwindle away because they never really became ingrained in the management processes.
В прошлом инициативы по совершенствованию плавно сходили на нет, потому что они никогда не становились органической частью процесса управления.
Pande, Pete,Holpp, Larry / What is Six Sigma?Панде, Пит,Холп, Ларри / Что такое "шесть сигм"?
Что такое "шесть сигм"?
Панде, Пит,Холп, Ларри
© Альпина Бизнес Букс, оформление, перевод, 2005
© 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
What is Six Sigma?
Pande, Pete,Holpp, Larry
© 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Detta's voice began to dwindle, as if she were being escorted out of the restaurant (by the bouncer, and by the scruff of the neck).
Голос Детты начал слабеть, словно ее выводили из зала (скажем, вышибала, ухватив за загривок).
King, Stephen / The Dark Tower 6: The Song of SusannahКинг, Стивен / Темная башня 6: Песнь Сюзанны
Темная башня 6: Песнь Сюзанны
Кинг, Стивен
The Dark Tower 6: The Song of Susannah
King, Stephen
© 2004 by Stephen King
The current account surplus will decrease by about one-third and net capital outflow from the private sector may dwindle a little.
Положительное сальдо счета текущих операций сократится почти на треть. Чистый отток капитала из частного сектора может несколько сократиться по сравнению с предыдущим годом.
© 2000-2010 Банк России
All this ambition, all these interests will dwindle and die, and she will not mind.
Все наши мечты, все устремления — все зачахнет и погибнет, а ей это безразлично.
Wells, Herbert George / Love and Mr. LewishamУэллс, Герберт / Любовь и мистер Люишем
Любовь и мистер Люишем
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Love and Mr. Lewisham
Wells, Herbert George
© 1899 by Frederick A. Stokes Company
The fear he'd felt was dwindling, the anger too.
Страх, который он ощущал, начал проходить, злость тоже.
Barker, Clive / The Damnation GameБаркер, Клайв / Проклятая игра
Проклятая игра
Баркер, Клайв
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
© 1994, Кэдмэн
© перевод Д. Аношина
The Damnation Game
Barker, Clive
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
The roar dwindled to a mutter, to a breath, to a hiss; the sand slipped aside, booming underneath the wanderer; and smoothed itself over, and was silent again, and still.
Шелест перешел в бурчание, дыхание, шипение, песок разлетался в стороны, затем успокоился. Вокруг снова стало тихо.
Duane, Diane / Spock's WorldДуэйн, Диана / Мир Спока
Мир Спока
Дуэйн, Диана
Spock's World
Duane, Diane
© 1988 Paramount Pictures
Commodore Hansteen was well aware of that, as he planned the program for the dwindling hours that lay ahead.
Коммодор Ханстен отлично понимал это, когда составлял программу на оставшиеся часы.
Clarke, Arthur Charles / A Fall of MoondustКларк, Артур Чарльз / Лунная пыль
Лунная пыль
Кларк, Артур Чарльз
A Fall of Moondust
Clarke, Arthur Charles
The god remained quiet, made no movement; and White Fang's snarl slowly dwindled to a growl that ebbed down in his throat and ceased.
Бог сидел совершенно спокойно, не делая попыток встать с места, и злобный рев Белого Клыка постепенно перешел в глухое ворчание, а потом и ворчание смолкло.
London, Jack / White FangЛондон, Джек / Белый Клык
Белый Клык
Лондон, Джек
© Издательство «ОЛМА-ПРЕСС», 2002
White Fang
London, Jack
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1992
The gunslinger dipped a 'Riza from Jake's dwindling supply and nodded for the boy to take another.
Стрелок достал орису из плетеной сумки, что висела на плече Джейка, и кивком предложил мальчику взять вторую.
King, Stephen / The Dark tower 7: The Dark TowerКинг, Стивен / Темная башня 7: Темная башня
Темная башня 7: Темная башня
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 2004
© Перевод. В.А.Вебер, 2005
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2005
The Dark tower 7: The Dark Tower
King, Stephen
© 2004 by Stephen King
Sir Mortimor’s face grew darker still as his supply of money dwindled; darker and more dangerous-looking.
Деньги рыцаря неудержимо таяли. Он мрачнел все больше и больше. В его глазах появилась угроза.
Dickson, Gordon / The Dragon And The DjinnДиксон, Гордон / Дракон и Джинн
Дракон и Джинн
Диксон, Гордон
The Dragon And The Djinn
Dickson, Gordon
"I can see nothing away north or west but grass dwindling into mist," said Gimli.
- И на севере, и на западе только и видать, что траву в дымке, - пожаловался Гимли.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel / The Two TowersТолкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл / Две Крепости
Две Крепости
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл
© Издательство "Радуга", 1988
The Two Towers
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© 1988 by J. R. R. Tolkien
This way, they could be much more efficient in using the dwindling energy supply.
Этот путь намного более эффективен, чем сокращение потребления энергии.
Kaku, Michio / Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmosКаку, Мичио / Параллельные миры: Об устройстве мироздания, высших измерениях и будущем Космоса
Параллельные миры: Об устройстве мироздания, высших измерениях и будущем Космоса
Каку, Мичио
© ООО Издательство «София», 2008
© 2005 by Michio Kaku
© «София», 2008
Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos
Kaku, Michio
© 2005 Michio Kaku
Northward beyond the dwindling downs the land ran away in flats and swellings of grey and green and pale earth-colours, until it faded into a featureless and shadowy distance.
Ступенями нисходили на север, в смутную, неверную даль, серо-зеленые и буроватые всхолмья.
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel / The Fellowship of the RingТолкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл / Братство Кольца
Братство Кольца
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл
© Издательство "Радуга", 1988
The Fellowship of the Ring
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1993, 1994 by Christopher R.Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© 2003 J. R. R. Tolkien
It dwindled to a string of dark shapes and one smoking yellow flare that presently became a mere indistinct smear upon the vast horizon and the bright new day, that was at last altogether lost to sight...
От него осталась лишь ниточка крошечных темных силуэтов да дымное желтое зарево, которое вскоре превратилось в расплывчатое желтое пятно на горизонте и, наконец вовсе исчезло в ярком свете нового дня…
Wells, Herbert George / The war in the airУэллс, Герберт / Война в воздухе
Война в воздухе
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
The war in the air
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
The supposed fortune of the count had dwindled to a mere nothing, although he had given almost irrefutable evidence of its existence to Lizabetha Prokofievna and Prince S.
Колоссальное состояние графа, о котором он представлял Лизавете Прокофьевне и князю Щ. почти неопровержимые сведения, оказалось совершенно небывалым.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / IdiotДостоевский, Фёдор / Идиот
Идиот
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1971
Idiot
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2004 by Fine Creative Media, Inc.

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dwindle in unbelief
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Word forms

dwindle

verb
Basic forms
Pastdwindled
Imperativedwindle
Present Participle (Participle I)dwindling
Past Participle (Participle II)dwindled
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I dwindlewe dwindle
you dwindleyou dwindle
he/she/it dwindlesthey dwindle
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am dwindlingwe are dwindling
you are dwindlingyou are dwindling
he/she/it is dwindlingthey are dwindling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have dwindledwe have dwindled
you have dwindledyou have dwindled
he/she/it has dwindledthey have dwindled
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been dwindlingwe have been dwindling
you have been dwindlingyou have been dwindling
he/she/it has been dwindlingthey have been dwindling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I dwindledwe dwindled
you dwindledyou dwindled
he/she/it dwindledthey dwindled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was dwindlingwe were dwindling
you were dwindlingyou were dwindling
he/she/it was dwindlingthey were dwindling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had dwindledwe had dwindled
you had dwindledyou had dwindled
he/she/it had dwindledthey had dwindled
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been dwindlingwe had been dwindling
you had been dwindlingyou had been dwindling
he/she/it had been dwindlingthey had been dwindling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will dwindlewe shall/will dwindle
you will dwindleyou will dwindle
he/she/it will dwindlethey will dwindle
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be dwindlingwe shall/will be dwindling
you will be dwindlingyou will be dwindling
he/she/it will be dwindlingthey will be dwindling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have dwindledwe shall/will have dwindled
you will have dwindledyou will have dwindled
he/she/it will have dwindledthey will have dwindled
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been dwindlingwe shall/will have been dwindling
you will have been dwindlingyou will have been dwindling
he/she/it will have been dwindlingthey will have been dwindling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would dwindlewe should/would dwindle
you would dwindleyou would dwindle
he/she/it would dwindlethey would dwindle
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be dwindlingwe should/would be dwindling
you would be dwindlingyou would be dwindling
he/she/it would be dwindlingthey would be dwindling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have dwindledwe should/would have dwindled
you would have dwindledyou would have dwindled
he/she/it would have dwindledthey would have dwindled
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been dwindlingwe should/would have been dwindling
you would have been dwindlingyou would have been dwindling
he/she/it would have been dwindlingthey would have been dwindling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am dwindledwe are dwindled
you are dwindledyou are dwindled
he/she/it is dwindledthey are dwindled
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being dwindledwe are being dwindled
you are being dwindledyou are being dwindled
he/she/it is being dwindledthey are being dwindled
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been dwindledwe have been dwindled
you have been dwindledyou have been dwindled
he/she/it has been dwindledthey have been dwindled
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was dwindledwe were dwindled
you were dwindledyou were dwindled
he/she/it was dwindledthey were dwindled
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being dwindledwe were being dwindled
you were being dwindledyou were being dwindled
he/she/it was being dwindledthey were being dwindled
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been dwindledwe had been dwindled
you had been dwindledyou had been dwindled
he/she/it had been dwindledthey had been dwindled
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be dwindledwe shall/will be dwindled
you will be dwindledyou will be dwindled
he/she/it will be dwindledthey will be dwindled
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been dwindledwe shall/will have been dwindled
you will have been dwindledyou will have been dwindled
he/she/it will have been dwindledthey will have been dwindled