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English definition of “saw”


noun [C]
a tool with a sharp edge that you use to cut wood or other hard materialToolsGardening tools
saw verb [I, T] (past tense sawed, past participle sawn, mainly US sawed) to use a saw: They sawed the door in half. He sawed through the pipe.ToolsGardening tools
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