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Definizione monolingua hew



hew (third-person singular simple present hews, present participle hewing, simple past hewed or rarely hew, past participle hewed or hewn)

  1. (transitive) To chop away at; to whittle down; to mow down.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 6
      Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger. Undaunted he continued his experiments, finding that he could hack and hew splinters of wood from the table and chairs with this new toy.
  2. (transitive) To shape; to form.
    One of the most widely used typefaces in the world was hewn by the English printer and typographer John Baskerville.
  3. (transitive, US) To act according to, to conform to; usually construed with to.
    • 1905, Albert Osborn, John Fletcher Hurst: A Biography,[1] Jennings & Graham, page 428,
      Few men measured up to his standard of righteousness; he hewed to the line.
    • 1998, Frank M. Robinson and Lawrence Davidson, Pulp Culture: The Art of Fiction Magazines,[2] Collectors Press, Inc., ISBN 1-888054-12-3, page 103,
      Inside the stories usually hewed to a consistent formula: no matter how outlandish and weird the circumstances, in the end everything had to have a natural, if not plausible, ending—frequently, though not always, involving a mad scientist.
    • 2008, Chester E. Finn, Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik,[3] Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-12990-8, page 28,
      Faculty members and students alike were buzzing with the fashionable nostrums that dominated U.S. education discourse in the late sixties, […] These hewed to the recommendations of the Plowden Report, […]

Definizione italiano>inglese hew


Altri significati:

Traduzione 'veloce'

fendere |lavorare |spaccare |tagliare |

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