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Definition of whittle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they whittle
he / she / it whittles
past simple whittled
-ing form whittling
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to form a piece of wood, etc. into a particular shape by cutting small pieces from it whittle A (from B) He whittled a simple toy from the piece of wood. whittle B (into A) He whittled the piece of wood into a simple toy. Phrasal Verbswhittle somethingawaywhittle somethingdown
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