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English verb: chip at

1. chip at (contact) engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface

SamplesCarve one's name into the bark.


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

Broader (hypernym)cut

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

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