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whittle sth down

phrasal verb with whittle uk   /ˈwɪt.l̩/  us   /ˈwɪt̬-/ verb [T]
to ​graduallyreduce 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.
(Definition of whittle sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whittle sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使缩小, 使(人数)减少…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使縮小, 使(人數)減少…
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