hew definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce or shape with or as if with an ax: hew a path through the underbrush.
    • To decrease with an ax; dropped: hew an oak.
    • To strike or reduce; cleave.
    • To cut with an ax; to fell with a-sharp tool; -- frequently with down, or off.
    • to create or profile with a-sharp tool; to reduce; ergo, to form laboriously; -- usually without.
    • To cut in pieces; to cut; to hack.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To cut some thing by repeated blows, as of an ax.
    • To stick or adjust strictly; hold: hew towards the line.
  • verb:
    • To slice away at; to whittle down; to mow straight down.
    • To contour; to make.
    • To act according to, to comply with; typically construed with to.
    • attack with an axe; reduce, strike
    • make or form as with an axe
  • noun:
    • hue; colour
    • shape; form
    • Destruction by lowering.
    • Hue; color.
    • form; form.
    • Destruction by reducing.
    • An obsolete spelling of hue.
    • An obsolete spelling of hue.
  • others:
    • To reduce; specifically, to cut with an ax, a hatchet, or a sword with a swinging blow; cut with huge blow or with repeated hits: since, to hew straight down a tree.
    • to make or shape by blows with a sharp instrument; cut around into type; shape out-by cutting: frequently without: because, to hew wood; to hew down a sepulcher from a rock.
    • To reduce; inflict cutting blows.

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