whittle down

phrasal verb
whittled down; whittling down; whittles down

Definition of whittle down

: to gradually make (something) smaller by removing parts We whittled the list down to four people.

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“Whittle down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whittle%20down. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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