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To reduce or gradually eliminate something (such as a debt)
To cut or shape wood with a knife
A large knife
{v} to cut, to dress
{n} a knife, a blanket
Same as Whittle shawl, below
to excite with liquor; to inebriate
a pocket, sheath, or clasp knife
To pare or cut off the surface of with a small knife; to cut or shape, as a piece of wood held in the hand, with a clasp knife or pocketknife
If you whittle something from a piece of wood, you carve it by cutting pieces off the wood with a knife. He whittled a new handle for his ax
A knife; esp
To edge; to sharpen; to render eager or excited; esp
cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
To cut or shape a piece of wood with am small knife; to cut up a piece of wood with a knife
{f} cut; peel; cut away, shape; cut down
A grayish, coarse double blanket worn by countrywomen, in the west of England, over the shoulders, like a cloak or shawl
cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood
{i} knife, pocket-knife (Archaic)
whittle away
cut away in small pieces
whittle away
reduce, cut down
whittle away
To whittle away something or whittle away at it means to gradually make it smaller, weaker, or less effective. I believe that the Government's general aim is to whittle away the Welfare State Their approach is to whittle away at the evidence to show reasonable doubt
whittle down
cut down, reduce
whittle down
cut away in small pieces
whittle down
To whittle down a group or thing means to gradually make it smaller. He had whittled eight interviewees down to two The president has agreed to whittle down his proposal
{n} the act of cutting or sharpening
Sir Frank Whittle
born June 1, 1907, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eng. died Aug. 8, 1996, Columbia, Md., U.S. British aviation engineer and pilot who invented the jet engine. He obtained his first patent for a turbojet engine in 1930, and in 1936 he cofounded Power Jets Ltd. The outbreak of World War II spurred the British government to support Whittle's work, and the first jet-powered aircraft took off in 1941. He was knighted in 1948 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1986
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