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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

v. - Cut small bits or pare shavings from.

Usage examples (39)
  • whittle a piece of wood
  • O'NEIL: Well, 120 hours of rehearsal footage was used to make two hours, like, yes, you could kind of whittle it down here.
  • But next day, when they returned to the place, the cloud was gone, and the "whittle" was never seen again.
  • It's all a way to whittle away at the bloated giant. for more
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