Limit and cut off

whittle
(v)
WITT-ǝl
Meaning

1. pare

1st Sample Sentence

1. Find a stick and whittle one end to a fine point: you can then use it to roast bread over a fire.

2nd Meaning

2. cut off bits

2nd Sample Sentence

2. She watched him whittle the piece of wood into a little image of Nandi.

Mnemonics

whit = small. whittle is to make things smaller by cutting whittle == little pieces. sounds like a verb form of BRITTLE hittle reminds us of Hitler who cut things into smaller pieces, with a specific focus on 'hit'.

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