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"hew" in British English

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hewverb [ T ]

uk /hjuː/ us /hjuː/ hewed, hewed or hewn

(Definition of “hew” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hewverb

us /hju/

hew verb (CUT)

[ T ] past tense hewed, past participle hewed or hewn /hjun/ to cut something by hitting it repeatedly with a cutting tool:

The monument was hewn out of stone.

hew verb (OBEY)

[ I ] past tense hewed, past participle hewed to obey or behave according to (rules, principles, or expectations):

He never states his own opinion but hews to the party line.

(Definition of “hew” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)