To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
To cut off hair or the beard with a razor or shaver; shave oneself
To shape is to mold something or someone.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To display by wearing or posing in:
(Archaic) To adapt, as to a purpose or an occasion.
To increase in amount, force, etc.; grow or intensify
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
Find another word for whittling. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for whittling, like: paring, trimming, shaving, shaping, reducing, diminishing, decreasing, cutting, carving, lessening and modelling.