Translation of carve in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kɑːrv; kɑːv/


  • 1 [Art] [wood/stone] tallar; [figure/bust] esculpir, tallar; [initials] grabar the statue was carved from o out of a single block la estatua fue esculpida or tallada en un solo bloque birds carved in o out of wood pájaros tallados or esculpidos en madera the names were carved in(to) the desktops los nombres estaban grabados en los pupitres they carved an existence from that harsh land extrajeron su sustento de aquella tierra inhóspita


  • [Culin] cortar or trinchar la carne ( or el pollo etc)

Phrasal verbs

carve out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[reputation] forjarse; [name] hacerse* to carve out a career for oneself labrarse or forjarse un porvenir profesional

carve up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (divide) [colloq & pej] [country/company] dividir, repartir they carved up the land among themselves se repartieron las tierras 1.2 (wound with knife) [slang/argot] [person/face] rajar [argot/slang], coser a puñaladas [familiar/colloquial]

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