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"whittle" in British English

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whittleverb [T]

uk   /ˈwɪt.l̩/  us   /ˈwɪt̬-/
(Definition of whittle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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whittleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈhwɪt̬·əl, ˈwɪt̬-/
to ​slicethinpieces from a ​piece of ​wood, or to ​form something from ​wood by ​slicingpieces off it: [I] He ​likes to whittle.
(Definition of whittle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “whittle”
in Spanish tallar…
in Vietnamese gọt, vót…
in Malaysian meraut…
in Thai เหลา…
in French tailler au couteau…
in German (zurecht)schnitzen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用木头)削制,削成…
in Indonesian meraut…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用木頭)削製,削成…
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