Translation of whittle away in Spanish:

whittle away

ir mermando, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    (reduce)
    (funds/resources) ir mermando
    (influence) ir reduciendo
    (influence) ir disminuyendo
    (rights) ir menoscabando
    gambling had whittled away his savings el juego le había ido comiendo los ahorros informal
  • 2

    to whittle away at sth ir minando / socavando algo
    • these failures have been whittling away at her self-confidence estos fracasos han ido minando / socavando su confianza en sí misma
    • he sat there whittling away at a stick estaba allí sentado tallando una vara