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One entry found for whittle.
Main Entry: whit·tle
Pronunciation: primarystresshwit-schwal, primarystresswit-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): whit·tled; whit·tling /-lieng, -schwal-ieng/
1 a : to shave or cut off chips from the surface of wood with a knife b : to shape or form by so shaving or cutting
2 : to reduce gradually : PARE <whittle down expenses>
- whit·tler /-lschwar, -schwal-schwar/ noun

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