1. chop or cut (something, especially wood or coal) with an axe, pick, or other tool
Example: "master carpenters would hew the logs with an axe"
1. (the US Department of) Health, Education, and WelfareExample: "he was HEW secretary 1970–73"https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hew
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Nov 5, 2022 ... verb ; 1 · to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument. roughly hewn logs ; 2 · to cut down by blows of an ax. hew a tree ; 3 · to give form or ...https://www.dictionary.com/browse/hew
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verb (used with object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hew
hew - Wiktionary
VerbEdit · (transitive, intransitive)
To chop away at; to whittle down; to mow down.
quotations ▽. 1591, William Shakespeare,
“The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies
(First Folio), London: Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358,
Act IV, scene vii]: Hew them to pieces, hack their bones asunder
1912 October, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “Tarzan of the Apes”, in The All-Story, New York, N.Y.: Frank A. Munsey Co., OCLC 17392886;
republished as chapter 6, in Tarzan of the Apes, New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, 1914, OCLC 1224185:
Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger.
Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could 'hack and hew
splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.
(transitive) To shape; to form.
One of the most widely used typefaces in the world was hewn
by the English printer and typographer John Baskerville.
to hew out a sepulchrehttps://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/hew
HEW | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
hew verb (OBEY) ...
to obey or behave according to (rules, principles, or expectations):.
He never states his own opinion but hews to the party line.https://hardexerciseworks.com/
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