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HEW (hewn)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hew mean? 

HEW (verb)
  The verb HEW has 2 senses:

1. make or shape as with an axe
2. strike with an axe; cut down, strike

  Familiarity information: HEW used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEW (verb)


Sense 1hew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make or shape as with an axe

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

hew; hew out

Context example:

hew out a path in the rock

Hypernyms (to "hew" is one way to...):

carve (form by carving)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hew"):

rough-hew; roughcast (hew roughly, without finishing the surface)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2hew [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike with an axe; cut down, strike

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

hew an oak

Hypernyms (to "hew" is one way to...):

strike (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hew"):

snag (hew jaggedly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They hew the trees

Also:

hew out (make or shape as with an axe)


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