Synonyms of 'hew'
1 cutDictionary, chop, axeHe felled, peeled and hewed his own timber.
2 carveDictionary, make, formmedieval monasteries hewn out of the rockface
One of the prisoners has carved a beautiful chess set.
They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
The bowl was formed out of clay.
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
Cut the dough in half and shape each half into a loaf.
Sometimes she carved wood or modelled clay.
He sculptured the figure in marble.
They sculpt the material while it is in the right stage of stickiness.
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If you chop something, you cut it into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe.
We were set to work chopping wood.
Thesaurus for hew from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you hew stone or wood, you cut it, for example with an axe.