Frittering
Fritter Frit"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frittering}.] 1. To cut, as meat, into small pieces, for frying. [1913 Webster]

2. To break into small pieces or fragments. [1913 Webster]

Break all nerves, and fritter all their sense. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{To fritter away}, to diminish; to pare off; to reduce to nothing by taking away a little at a time; also, to waste piecemeal; as, to fritter away time, strength, credit, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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