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Synonyms for whittle
ˈʰwɪt l, ˈwɪt l

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  1. Whittle, Frank Whittle, Sir Frank Whittle(noun)

    English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)


  2. whittle, pare(verb)

    cut small bits or pare shavings from

    "whittle a piece of wood"

    semester hour, credit hour

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  1. Charles Schwab:

    The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.

  2. Raymond Hull:

    He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

  3. Paul Joynson-Hicks:

    I cant believe the incredible amount of entries we have achieved in our first year and from so many different countries, its very exciting indeed, judging was incredibly hard as we had a lot of hilarious images to try and whittle down to the final 45. I think people have really enjoyed this competition, something a little bit different. It definitely exceeds our expectations for our inaugural year.

  4. Charles M. Schwab:

    A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.

  5. Mark Cutifani:

    This strategy generally has a net negative effect, moreover, we can't rely on a reversal of this price slump any time soon. 2016 is already shaping up to be the most challenging yet. Opinions are divided on whether we have reached the bottom of the cycle... So things may still get worse before they get better. Anglo American announced plans in December to whittle down Anglo American business to cope with severe falls in commodity prices. The plan involves offloading three-fifths of its assets.

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  • برىArabic
  • wegschnibbeln, schnitzenGerman
  • veistää, vuolla, leuku, leikataFinnish
  • taillerFrench
  • lefarag, megnyírbál, farigcsál, csökkent, faragcsálHungarian
  • intagliareItalian
  • snijden, verminderen, kerven, mes, afknagen, groot, aanspitsenDutch
  • spikkeNorwegian
  • scyzoryk, wystrugać, wyrzeźbićPolish
  • [[большой]] [[нож]], уменьшать, сводить на нет, вырезать, выстругиватьRussian
  • karva, täljaSwedish

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