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Let it rest before carving and cut across the grain. The Sun (2014)Some of them are carving out careers but the show turns them into household names. The Sun (2013)Especially on the night he carved out another piece of history. The Sun (2008)The new way dispensed with carving in wood or stone or modelling in clay and casting in metal. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)We will no doubt see people who have cut themselves carving the turkey or had other similar accidents. The Sun (2008)The group spent three months building the spacecraft from pieces of carved wood powered by a helium balloon. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He spent most of three days carving a piece of ivory into a likeness of the snowy owl. The Broken God (1993)But it was important for the future of the game that young players could carve out a career in football. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The huge advance that she secured for the book attests to the place she has carved out on the cultural landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We're all just trying to carve out our niche. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The Bell has worked hard to carve out its niche. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To carve, cut off wings and legs and set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You've got to carve a career. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They enjoyed a rich culture of rock art, wood carving and weaving. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's an astonishingly accomplished piece of carving. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I wanted to carve out something for myself that no one could take away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I needed to carve out something different for myself. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We're carving out something new. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is carving himself a niche in the pharmaceutical industry, something which the company has given him free rein to do. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Between them, father and son have carved out a place where the song, the voice and the delivery of a real and recognisable emotion are paramount. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: carve /kɑːv/ VERB
If you carve an object, you cut it out of stone or wood. You carve wood or stone in order to make the object.
He carved a beautiful wooden chess set.
I picked up a piece of wood and started carving.
- American English: carve
- Arabic: يَنْحِتُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: talhar
- Chinese: 雕刻
- Croatian: rezbariti
- Czech: vyřezat
- Danish: udskære
- Dutch: snijden vlees
- European Spanish: tallar
- Finnish: kaivertaa
- French: découper
- German: schnitzen
- Greek: λαξεύω
- Italian: intagliare
- Japanese: 彫る
- Korean: ...을 새기다
- Norwegian: skjære (ut)
- Polish: wyrzeźbić
- European Portuguese: talhar
- Romanian: a ciopli
- Russian: вырезать
- Spanish: tallar
- Swedish: skära
- Thai: แกะสลัก
- Turkish: oymak ağaç
- Ukrainian: різьбити
- Vietnamese: chạm khắc
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