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verb as in cut away at; reduce

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Neither Cipriani nor Whittle responded to requests for comment.

In spite of his new entrepreneurial vision, Whittle maintains his good feelings towards the Pacha owners.

In fact, Bomba almost turned into a nightmare for the Cipriani-Whittle duo.

How did you whittle all that material into the final shape of the film?

And as Bill Whittle put it, “Republicans should commit to their own story.”

Wal, Capm, fust thing is to fish up a bit 'f driftwood 'n' whittle out 'nother paddle.

He'd sit with his cigar tilted up in one corner of his mouth, and his hat tilted forward, and whittle sticks.

Anyone can whittle these little sticks out, using any kind of hard wood.

The other picked up a pine splinter from the wharf, and producing a knife, began to whittle it.

Lawyer Whittle was fined two pecks of apples and cigars for wearing a stovepipe hat and so the fun went on, day after day.


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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to whittle, such as: diminish, erode, lessen, pare, shave, and trim.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.