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carve

verb [I or T] uk   /kɑːv/  us   /kɑːrv/
C2 to make something by cutting into especially wood or stone, or to cut into the surface of stone, wood, etc.: This totem pole is carved from/out of a single tree trunk. He carved her name on a tree. Some of the tunnels in the cliff are natural, some were carved out (= cut into the rock) by soldiers for defensive purposes. to cut thin pieces from a large piece of cooked meat: Would you like me to carve (the chicken)?
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