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carve

carve

 
 
pronunciation:
karv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: carved, carves, carving
definition 1: to form or inscribe by cutting.
She carves horses out of ivory.The schoolboy carved his initials in the table.
synonyms:
chisel, sculpt, whittle
similar words:
engrave, etch, form, incise, inscribe, rough-hew, sculpture, shape, tool
definition 2: to slice or cut into pieces.
Who will carve the roast beef?
synonyms:
cut, slice
similar words:
dissever, hew, quarter, saw, sever
definition 3: to create for oneself through much effort (usu. fol. by out).
He carved out a career in corporate finance.
synonyms:
create, sculpt, shape
similar words:
make
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to shape or incise figures or designs by cutting.
synonyms:
chisel, sculpt, whittle
similar words:
etch, sculpture, tool
definition 2: to slice or cut meat or poultry.
synonyms:
cut
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derivation: carver (n.)
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