简明英汉词典

whittle
[5(h)witl]
v.
切, 削, 削减, 损害
n.
切肉用大刀, 屠刀

美国传统词典[双解]

whittle
whit.tle
AHD:[hw1t“l, w1t“l]
D.J.[6hwitl, 6witl]
K.K.[6hw!tl, 6w!tl]
v.(动词)
whit.tledwhit.tlingwhit.tles
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To cut small bits or pare shavings from (a piece of wood).
削:从(一块木头)上切下小片或削去皮

(2)

To fashion or shape in this way:
削制,削成:用这种方式制成或使…成形:
whittle a toy boat.
削制成玩具船

(3)

To reduce or eliminate gradually, as if by whittling with a knife:
削弱,削减:好象用刀子削一样逐渐地减少或消除:
whittled down the debt by making small payments.
通过小额支付来削减债务
v.intr.(不及物动词)
To cut or shape wood with a knife.
用刀削:用刀子削木头或使木头成形

语源

(1)

From Middle English whyttel [knife]
源自 中古英语 whyttel [刀子]

(2)

variant of thwitel
thwitel的变体

(3)

from thwiten [to whittle]
源自 thwiten [削]

(4)

from Old English thwon [to strike, whittle down]
源自 古英语 thwon [打击,削减]

继承用法

whittler
n.(名词)

现代英汉词典

whittle
[5wIt(E)l; (?@) 5hwItl]
vt., vi.
-tled, -tling
削(木头)

现代英汉综合大辞典

whittle
[5(h)witl]
vt., vi.
切; 削; 减少; 损害
whittle down expenses
削减费用
whittle away a fortune
耗费资财

词性变化

whittle
[5(h)witl]
n.
[古、英方]切肉用刀, 屠刀, 大型雕刀

习惯用语

whittle away[down]

(1)

薄薄地削去

(2)

削减, 减弱

美国传统词典

whittle
whit.tle
AHD:[hw1t“l, w1t“l]
D.J.[6hwitl, 6witl]
K.K.[6hw!tl, 6w!tl]
v.
whit.tled, whit.tling, whit.tles
v.tr.

(1)

To cut small bits or pare shavings from (a piece of wood).

(2)

To fashion or shape in this way:
whittle a toy boat.

(3)

To reduce or eliminate gradually, as if by whittling with a knife:
whittled down the debt by making small payments.
v.intr.
To cut or shape wood with a knife.

语源

(1)

From Middle English whyttel [knife]

(2)

variant of thwitel

(3)

from thwiten [to whittle]

(4)

from Old English thwon [to strike, whittle down]

继承用法

whittler
n.

英汉船舶大词典

whittle
n.切削,减少

英汉纺织大词典

whittle
n.粗厚呢,切削,减少

英汉航海大词典

whittle
n.削减

英汉化学大词典

whittle
vt.削成形,切,削;n.屠刀

英汉进出口商品词汇大全

whittle
粗厚呢(英)

英汉经贸大词典

whittle
n.削减

英汉计算机大词典

whittle
vt.削成形(切,削);n.屠刀

英汉机械大词典

whittle
n.切削,减少

英汉中医大词典

whittle
n.弄坏身体

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