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Synonyms for whittle
ˈʰwɪt l, ˈwɪt lwhit·tle

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  1. Whittle, Frank Whittle, Sir Frank Whittleverb

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

  2. whittle, pareverb

    cut small bits or pare shavings from

    "whittle a piece of wood"

    peel, pare, pare down, skin, trim

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Joseph Margulies:

    Whittle it down to the folks who are being prosecuted and either prosecute them or dont, but dont just hang on to them, at great expense, we walk around with this thing around our necks. It does no good. It has no role for national security. Its just a big black stain that provides no benefit whatsoever.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    I regret that he chose not to consider every American, we shouldn't whittle down the talent pool and choose people for reasons that are inconsistent with the American tradition. Brown Jackson, nominated to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pending judicial nominations on Capitol Hill, April 28, 2021. ( Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images).

  5. Charles M. Schwab:

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

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  • برىArabic
  • schnitzen, wegschnibbelnGerman
  • leikata, leuku, veistää, vuollaFinnish
  • taillerFrench
  • farigcsál, faragcsál, csökkent, lefarag, megnyírbálHungarian
  • intagliareItalian
  • mes, snijden, verminderen, aanspitsen, groot, kerven, afknagenDutch
  • spikkeNorwegian
  • wyrzeźbić, scyzoryk, wystrugaćPolish
  • сводить на нет, вырезать, [[большой]] [[нож]], уменьшать, выстругиватьRussian
  • tälja, karvaSwedish

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