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English verb: carve

1. carve (contact) form by carving


SamplesCarve a flower from the ice.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut, forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work


Narrower (hyponym)fret, grave, hew, hew out, sculpt, sculpture

2. carve (contact) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface


SamplesCarve one's name into the bark.


Synonymschip at


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)chisel, engrave, engrave, etch, grave, inscribe, scratch

3. carve (contact) cut to pieces


SamplesFather carved the ham.


Synonymscut up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)filet, fillet, shave









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