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carve
British English: /kɑːv/
American English: /kɑrv/

Translation of carve in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (shape, sculpt)
    tailler, sculpter (wood, stone, figure)
    creuser (channel) (out of, from dans)
    to carve something into
    tailler quelque chose en forme de (motif, figure)
  • 2 (inscribe)
    graver (letters, name, motif) (onto sur) (in dans)
  • 3 (Culinary)
    découper (meat, joint)
    to carve a slice off the joint
    découper une tranche dans le rôti

intransitive verb

  • will you carve?
    voulez-vous découper la viande?

also: carved past participle adjective

  • (figure, mantelpiece, wood)
    sculpté

Phrasal verbs

carve out

carve out [something], carve [something] out 1.1 [figurative]
se faire (niche, name)
se tailler (reputation, market)
se construire (career)
1.2 [literal]
creuser (gorge, channel)

carve up

1 carve up [something], carve [something] up 1.1 [informal] [pejorative] (divide)
partager (proceeds, industry, spoils)
morceler (estate, territory)
1.2 (Culinary)
découper (meat)
2 carve up [somebody] [informal] 2.1 (with knife, razor)
taillader le visage à
2.2 (Automobile)
faire une queue de poisson à

Definition of carve in:

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