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American English: /hju/
British English: /hjuː/

Translation of hew in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense hewed past participle hewed or hewnPronunciation: /hjuːn/

  • (stone) (extract)
    (fashion) labrar
    hewn from the living rock
    tallado en la roca viva
    they hewed a path through the undergrowth
    abrieron un sendero a través de la maleza
    Example sentences
    • The girls are expected to help their mothers in drawing water, hewing wood, and plastering houses.
    • A girl is regarded as grown up when she can cultivate food gardens, hew wood, carry water, and look after her family and family members even when her mother is absent.
    • It's hard work climbing mountains and hewing wood.
    Example sentences
    • Each statue was hewn out of hard volcanic material from quarries near the Rano Raraku volcano.
    • Rising vertically from the plains, some of these huge monoliths soar to a height of 400 metres, and the squat buildings on top of each appear to be hewn out of living rock.
    • The road was now a stony, unsurfaced single track that had been hewn out of the sheer mountainside, hundreds of metres above the valley floor.

intransitive verb past participle hewed

  • (US) to hew to something
    ceñirse a algo
    the union is still hewing to its demands
    el sindicato mantiene sus exigencias
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