Synonyms for whittle away
- clip one's wings
- dig out
- eat away
- hollow out
- knock the bottom out of
- poke full of holes
Antonyms for whittle away
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHITTLE AWAY
A yankee shewn into a room to await the arrival of another, has been known to whittle away nearly the whole of the mantle-piece.
"Oh, this will do," answered the school-master, picking up a pine stick and beginning to whittle away vigorously.
I've time enough to whittle away at this before mother comes back.
Governments and socio-economic systems seem continually to whittle away at individual liberty.