whittle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationshwɪtəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhwɪtəl, ˈwɪtəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hwitl, witl)

Inflections of 'whittle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
whittles
v 3rd person singular
whittling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
whittled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
whittled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: To cut
Synonyms:
pare , carve, shape , fashion , shave , model , chip off, cut , nibble
Sense: To reduce slowly
Synonyms:
lessen, diminish , shave , decrease , pare down, reduce slowly, cut away at

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