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whittle

verb [T] uk   /ˈwɪt.l̩/  us   /ˈwɪt̬-/
to make something from a piece of wood by cutting off small, thin pieces: An old sailor sat on the dockside, whittling a toy boat.
Translations of “whittle”
in Vietnamese gọt, vót…
in Spanish tallar…
in Thai เหลา…
in Malaysian meraut…
in French tailler au couteau…
in German (zurecht)schnitzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用木頭)削製,削成…
in Indonesian meraut…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用木头)削制,削成…
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