Whittle
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Whittle [hwit-l]

VERB

VERB

  • Carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.

  • Reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps.

Example

“The carpenter was hired to whittle wood.”

“I was assigned the easiest task of whittling the giant wooden box.”

Synonyms

Peel, Shave, Hew, Trim, Erode

Antonyms

Increase, Develop, Enlarge, Extend, Inflate

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