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Definition of hew verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hew
    he / she / it hews
    past simple hewed
    past participle hewed
    past simple hewn
    -ing form hewing
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  1. 1hew something (old-fashioned) to cut something large with a tool to hew wood
  2. 2hew something (out of something) (formal) to make or shape something large by cutting roughly hewn timber frames The statues were hewn out of solid rock. They hewed a path through the forest.
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