English Thesaurus
(verb) 
Definition
to chop or cut with an axe
He felled, peeled and hewed his own timber.
Synonyms
cut
Cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
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chop
We were set to work chopping wood.
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hack
He desperately hacked through the undergrowth.
Several trees were hacked down with machetes.
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split
He started on the main course while she split the avocados.
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lop
Someone lopped the heads off our tulips.
(verb) 
Definition
to carve (something) from a substance
(old-fashioned)  medieval monasteries hewn out of the rockface
Synonyms
carve
One of the prisoners has carved a beautiful chess set.
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make
They now make cars at two plants in Europe.
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form
The bowl was formed out of clay.
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fashion
The desk was fashioned out of oak.
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shape
Cut the dough in half and shape each half into a loaf.
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model
Sometimes she carved wood or modelled clay.
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sculpture
He sculptured the figure in marble.
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sculpt
They sculpt the material while it is in the right stage of stickiness.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of axe
Synonyms
cut down,
in the sense of chop
Definition
to cut (something) with a blow from an axe or other sharp tool
We were set to work chopping wood.
in the sense of fashion
Definition
to form, make, or shape
The desk was fashioned out of oak.

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