One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the porpoise population has dwindled’
diminish, decrease, reduce, get smaller, become smaller, grow smaller, become less, grow less, lessen, wane, contract, shrink, fall off, taper off, tail off, drop, fall, go down, sink, slump, plummet
disappear, vanish, die out
informal nosedive, take a nosedive
2‘her career dwindled over the years’
decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fail, ebb, wane, sink, slip, slide, go downhill, go to rack and ruin, decay, wither, fade, fade away
informal peter out, go to pot, go to the dogs, hit the skids, go down the toilet, go down the tubes
NZ Australian informal go to the pack
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