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English definition of “whittle sth down”

whittle sth down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with whittle   /ˈwɪt.l̩/ us    /ˈwɪt̬-/
to gradually reduce the size of something or the number of people in a group: We had 80 applicants for the job, but we've whittled them down to six.
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