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hew down

To cut something down, typically a tree. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hew" and "down." If we're going to build houses here, then we need to hew down a lot of these trees.
See also: down, hew

hew (something) out of (something)

To carve or cut a particular shape or object out of a piece of wood. Yeah, I hewed this bottle opener out of a piece of wood I had lying around the shop.
See also: hew, of, out

hew out

To carve or cut a particular shape or object out of a piece of wood. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hew" and "out." I'm going to hew out a bottle opener—what are you making?
See also: hew, out

hew to (something)

To adhere to a particular idea or rule. The teacher will deduct points if you don't hew to the guidelines for the project.
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hew something down

to fell something wooden, usually a tree. We will have to hew most of this forest down. They hewed down the tree.
See also: down, hew

hew something out of something

 and hew something out
to carve the shape of something out of something wooden. Dan hewed each of the posts out of a tree trunk. He hewed out a number of posts.
See also: hew, of, out

hew to something

to conform to a rule or principle. I wish you would hew to the rules a little better. Sarah refuses to hew to the company policies.
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hew to

To conform to some law, set of beliefs, or course of action: I hope our children will hew to the traditions of our ancestors.
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Both governments and industries have been promoting prevention care and early diagnosis to ease the cancer burdens on society and families,' Hew said.
This, more than any other, is the reason to hew in the woods.
LUCKY NUMBERS: Pit-Foun Hew (left) and David McCusker with duty manager Shirley Jones
Determining the three-dimensional structure of the proteins will provide more clues to how they work, says Hew.
After Carter's IG at HEW resigned in 1979, Carter did not name a replacement for 11 months.
She was able to give me guidance in certain areas and tell me how things were set up within the Diamondhead organization,'' Hew recalled.
RULED: That Hew York City did not violate the rights of the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization by blocking the group's participation in the city's St.
In 1974, President Nixon signed a bill establishing the new EMS office in HEW to spread the gospel of "regional EMS systems" around the country.
A new giant has come onto the German energy market with the win by the HEW group, controlled by the top player in the sector in Sweden, Vattenfall, in the poker game over control of the East German energy stakes for Veag/Laubag.
Gear magazine reporter Toby Young, after being physically removed from Hew York City lesbian hangout Mother Young had disguised himself with an orange wig, heavy eye makeup, and a 36D bra, according to the May 18 New York Post
Trade has contracted in 2015 and this major contraction is a reflection of the slow economic recovery, said Denis Hew, APEC Secretariat s director of policy support.