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to whittle down

= whittle away

Examples from texts

We can’t put eyes on all those women, but if there’s a way to whittle it down…”
Мы не можем пустить слежку за всеми этими женщинами, но если есть способ сократить этот список…
Robb, J.D. / Creation In DeathРобертс, Нора / Образ смерти
Образ смерти
Робертс, Нора
© 2007 by Nora Roberts
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© Перевод. Н. Миронова, 2009
Creation In Death
Robb, J.D.
© 2007 by Nora Roberts
Because of This, King Antor's already seriously outnumbered force was steadily whittled down by surprise attacks directed at the rear of his army.
И войско Энтора постепенно редело, истощаемое неожиданными налетами врага с флангов и с тыла.
Eddings, David / The Ruby KnightЭддингс, Дэвид / Рубиновый рыцарь
Рубиновый рыцарь
Эддингс, Дэвид
The Ruby Knight
Eddings, David
© 1990 by David Eddings
We’ve been whittled down , Tanner thought.
«Здорово нас обкорнали », - подумал Флорин.
Mieville, China / The ScarМьевиль, Чайна / Шрам
Шрам
Мьевиль, Чайна
© Перевод. Г. Крылов, 2008
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2008
© 2002 by China Mieville
The Scar
Mieville, China
© 2002 by China Mieville
There was a further delay while Jim fumed and the ends of the quarterstaves were whittled down to fit in the holes.
Последовала очередная задержка, которая опять вывела Джима из себя, и концы перекладин заузили, чтобы они влезли в отверстия.
Dickson, Gordon / Dragon at WarДиксон, Гордон / Дракон на войне
Дракон на войне
Диксон, Гордон
Dragon at War
Dickson, Gordon
"Not to crush the Greens themselves, but to whittle the Warriors down to a manageable size?"
— Не сокрушить зеленых как таковых, но сократить численность воинов до приемлемой?
Zahn, Timothy / The Green And The GrayЗан, Тимоти / Зеленые и серые
Зеленые и серые
Зан, Тимоти
The Green And The Gray
Zahn, Timothy
© 2004 by Timothy Zahn

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