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dwindle

  

      vb   to grow or cause to grow less in size, intensity, or number; diminish or shrink gradually  
     (C16: from Old English dwinan to waste away; related to Old Norse dvina to pine away)  
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dandle, dawdle, diddle, dingle

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
away from keybord
[Internet slang] It indicates that the person is no longer in front of the computer.
n.
Couper le soufle/ Avoir le soufle coupé
the shock took my breath away
n.
the process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]

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