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whittle away
[ˈwɪtl əˈweɪ]

  • 缩小差距

网络释义英英释义

  消减

... credential n. 资质,背景 whittle away 消减 nonexistent adj. 不存在的 ...

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  切削

... wear off 磨损 gnaw 咬 whittle away 切削 ...

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  缩小差距

... 缩小差价 close a difference in price 缩小差距 reduce the arrears; whittle away 逃跑,开小差 defection ...

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短语

whittle away a fortune 耗费资财

whittle away a forture 耗费资财

Whittle away at 削减

whittle away a fortune detail 耗费资财

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 柯林斯英汉双解大词典 

whittle away ( whittling, whittled, whittles )

  • 1. 

    PHRASAL VERB To whittle away something or whittle away at it means to gradually make it smaller, weaker, or less effective. 逐渐削减

    例:

    ...the plight of monkeys and other primates as people whittle away their habitat.

    …由于人们日益缩小它们的栖息地而导致的猴子和其他灵长目动物的生存困境。

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  • Do you constantly whittle away at a problem, trying to find a solution?

    是否坚持不懈寻找方法逐步解决问题

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  • I believe that the Government's general aim is to whittle away the Welfare State.

    认为政府总的目的削弱福利国家体制。

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  • The shrinking of the labour force will whittle away at potential growth, consuming the means to pay for it.

    劳动力规模缩减削弱发展潜力堵塞还债通道

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