v.whittle; cut; (mainly as part of a compound word) pare; peel; (same as )
He whittled the branch into a tent peg.
She sat down in the kitchen and began peeling potatoes.
Will you peel the apples for me?
v.reduce; dwindle; diminish; lessen
remove from office
Words and phrases with 削
- 削弱[word]weaken; weaken
- 削籍[word]remove from office
- 削职[word]be removed from office
- 削峰[word]peak clipping
- 削发[word]shave one's head
- 削尖[word]fine away
- 削株掘根[idiom]eliminate the source of something evil
- 削发披缁[idiom]shave one's head and become a monk
- 削足适履[idiom]cut the feet to fit the shoes
- 削铁如泥[idiom]cut through iron as if it were mud—be keen-edged
- 削职为民[idiom]be dismissed from one's office and become a common citizen
- 削发为僧[idiom]shave one's head and become a monk
- 削肩细腰[idiom]be slim-waisted, with somewhat sloping shoulders
- NoteWhen pronounced as "xuē", it is in the literary language; when pronounced as "xiāo", it is in the spoken language. In spoken language, it can refer to using a knife to remove the skin of an object, such as "削苹果"; the "削" of "削球" in table tennis is a metaphor, and is also pronounced as "xiāo" .