- 1hew something (old-fashioned) to cut something large with a tool to hew wood
- 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.
NAmE//hyu//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