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Definition of "hew" []

  • To make or shape with or as if with an ax: hew a path through the underbrush. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut down with an ax; fell: hew an oak. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike or cut; cleave. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut something by repeated blows, as of an ax. (verb-intransitive)
  • To adhere or conform strictly; hold: hew to the line. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hew" in a sentence
  • "HY has the same relation to y as HW to w, and represents a sound like that heard in English hew, huge; h in Quenya eht, iht had the same sound."
  • "October 21, 2009 at 6:01 am an i will hug yew an squeeze yew and call hew jorge!"
  • ""hew" -- "hew," which was answered from a little distance, and looking round, we discovered another roof with an ape seated under it."