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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.
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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.
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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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But Hewer may not take up the offer as looks are less important on The Apprentice in the UK.
Hewer added: "Lord Sugar wanted to do this because he had been travelling across the country for the then Chancellor Gordon Brown, meeting youngsters at universities and schools, telling them about the importance of business.
NEW Countdown presenter Nick Hewer makes his Apprentice gaffer Alan Sugar seem like a barrel of laughs.
Hewer, below, will become the fifth presenter of what is Channel 4's longest-running show when he takes over.
Freda Hewer welcomed family from Sweden to mark her centenary.
But Hewer continued to penalise Gateshead at every opportunity with Hunslet crucially adding eight unanswered points after benefiting from the award of three penalties in five minutes.
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But despite her dislike of "celebrity" TV shows she is coming back to our screens for a new BBC programme, The Town That Never Retired, which she will present with former Apprentice running mate Nick Hewer.
DAYTIME TV favourite Countdown has been plunged into a gambling controversy over new host Nick Hewer.
Rebecca Front, Jack Whitehall, Nick Hewer and Miranda Hart are the guests whose pants are on fire this week.
Parish councillor David Hewer has poured in about pounds 30,000 of his life savings after the site off Church Road became overgrown and a target for vandals.
Birmingham should prepare for a learning curve as demographic changes alter the face of the city in the next two decades, according to Dr Chris Hewer, faith relations adviser to the Bishop for Birmingham.
Nick Hewer is back to help Lord Sugar in Young Apprentice.