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English definition of “carve sth out (for yourself)”

carve sth out (for yourself)

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with carve   /kɑːv/ us    /kɑːrv/
to successfully create or get something, especially a work position, by working for it: He hopes to carve out a niche for himself as a leading researcher in his field of study. She carved out a reputation for herself as an aggressive manager.
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