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carveverb [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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carveverb [I/T]

us   /kɑrv/
to make something by cutting into esp. wood or stone, or to cut into the surface of stone, wood, etc.: [T] This totem pole is carved from a single tree trunk.
To carve a large piece of cooked meat is to cut thin pieces from it: [I/T] Would you like me to carve (the turkey)?
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