hew Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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hewverb [T]

uk   us   /hjuː/ (hewed, hewed or hewn)
to ​cut a ​largepiece out of ​rock, ​stone, or another hard ​material in a ​rough way: The ​monument was hewn out of the ​side of a ​mountain.
(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 ​cuttingtool: The ​monument was hewn out of ​stone.

hew verb (OBEY)

[I] (past tense hewed, past participle hewed) to ​obey or ​behaveaccording to (​rules, ​principles, or ​expectations): He never ​states his own ​opinion but hews to the ​partyline.
(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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