Cut away at - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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cut at (someone or an animal)
to thrust a knife or something similar at someone or an animal. The hoodlum cut at me, but I dodged the blade. He cut at the dog, but it had no effect on the vicious animal.
cut at something and cut away at
to cut on something to slice something. He cut at the chair leg carefully, trying not to remove too much. Dad cut away at the turkey and asked us what part we wanted.
References in periodicals archive
He proceeded to cut away at
the bark with furious intent.
The exterior of this Rubik's cube is clad in a seamless skin of stainless steel, which is cut away at
the height of a small child, and generates reflections.
Doctors will tell you if they cut away at
the child's genitalia, it can function normally.
Walls of the same boards are cut away at
top and bottom to admit air and natural light.