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saw

verb uk   /sɔː/  us   /sɑː/
past simple of see

saw

verb uk   /sɔː/  us   /sɑː/ (sawed, sawn or mainly US sawed)
[I or T] to cut wood or other hard material using a saw: They sawed the door in half. He sawed through the pipe. [I + adv/prep] to move something backwards and forwards as if using a saw: He was sawing away at his violin, making a terrible noise!

saw

noun [C] uk   /sɔː/  us   /sɑː/
a tool with a long or round blade and a row of sharp points along one edge, used for cutting hard materials such as wood or metal: a hand/power/chain/circular saw
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