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English definition of “carve sth out (for yourself)”

carve sth out (for yourself)

phrasal verb with carve     /kɑːv/ US  /kɑːrv/ verb [I or T]
to successfully create or get something, especially a work position , by working for it: He hopes to carve out a niche for himself as a leading researcher in his field of study . She carved out a reputation for herself as an aggressive manager .Succeeding, achieving and fulfillingGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
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