whittling
-tallando
Present participleconjugation ofwhittle.

whittle

whittle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (carve)
a. tallar
I am whittling a turtle out of cedarwood.Estoy tallando una tortuga en cedro.
2. (to reduce; used with "down" or "away")
a. reducir poco a poco
The exorbitant cost of living in San Francisco is whittling away at our savings.El exorbitante costo de la vida en San Francisco está reduciendo poco a poco nuestros ahorros.
b. ir reduciendo
After the merger, it will be necessary to whittle down expenses.Después de la fusión, será necesario ir reduciendo poco a poco los gastos.
3. (to sharpen)
a. sacar punta a
With a jackknife, whittle one of the ends to a point.Con una navaja, sácale punta a uno los extremos.
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whittle
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (carve)
a. tallar
2. (sharpen)
a. sacar punta a, pelar
3. (fig)
a.
to whittle something downir reduciendo algo
whittle [ˈwɪtl]
transitive verb
[+wood, shape] tallar (con cuchillo)
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