Synonyms of 'hew'
to chop or cut with an axeHe felled, peeled and hewed his own timber.
to carve (something) from a substance(old-fashioned) medieval 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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in the sense of chop
to cut (something) with a blow from an axe or other sharp toolWe were set to work chopping wood.
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