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hewverb [T]

uk   /hjuː/ us   /hjuː/ hewed, hewed or hewn
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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)
Translations of “hew”
in Spanish cortar, tajar, talar…
in Vietnamese chặt, chém, phát…
in Malaysian mengapak, menebas…
in Thai ฟัน, โค่น…
in French abattre, (se) tailler (à coups de…)…
in German hauen, hacken…
in Chinese (Simplified) 砍,劈…
in Indonesian menebang, merambah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 砍,劈…
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