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English definition of “carve”

carve

verb [I or T]     /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.SculptureCutting and stabbing to cut thin pieces from a large piece of cooked meat: Would you like me to carve (the chicken)?Preparing foodPreparing food using heatCutting and stabbing
(Definition of carve verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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