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whittle away / ir reduciendo
 
whittle away   whittle
A. -transitive verb + adverb
(=reduce)
[+savings, amount]   ir reduciendo
·our sovereignty is gradually being whittled away
·poco a poco está mermando nuestra soberanía
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
·to whittle away at something
(literally)   tallar algo   (figurative)   ir reduciendo algo
 
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