Translation of hew in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /hjuː/

vt (past hewed past p, hewed or , hewn /hjuːn/)

  • [stone] (extract) extraer*; (fashion) labrar, tallar; [coal] extraer* 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

vi (past p hewed)

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

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