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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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Last year Hairy Biker Dave Myers offered up the seven-letter word todgers, much to the amusement of Hewer and Rachel Riley.
Hewer, whose PR firm was hired by Sugar to promote his Amstrad business in the 80s, insisted that now was the right time to set up a company, despite the recession.
Nick Hewer and Margaret Mountford say: "Action Medical Research (AMR), through its ground-breaking research, brings real benefits to thousands of babies and children in the UK who are affected by disease and disability.
Hewer organizes the book in ten chapters, each of which draws upon and expands the study of the previous chapters.
Hewer starts with "Creation from a Muslim Perspective," presenting a Muslim understanding of Islam, salam (peace), prophets, revelation, taqwa (God-consciousness), and the five pillars of Islam.
It is not the first time the show has struggled with rude words - last year Hairy Biker Dave Myers offered up todgers much to the amusement of Hewer and Rachel Riley.
Devoted mum Kayleigh Hewer and her newborn daughter Lillie-May, born at the Royal Gwent last month PETER BOLTER
Bagot's Castle custodian David Hewer said: "My grateful thanks to the Plymouth Brethern.
A perfectly flighted ball by Pittaway picked up by centre Charlotte Hewer with an inch of a gap was only going to end one way.
The maths whizz, who studied at Oxford, married Jamie Gilbert last year with guests including Countdown host Nick Hewer.
WE ALL know Nick Hewer can be quite rude about Apprentice candidates but it turns out he's no kinder to his own relatives.
This season's line-up includes Scott & Bailey's Lesley Sharp, Nick Hewer, and Gary Lineker.
NICK HEWER: COUNTDOWN TO FREETOWN Channel 4, 7pm Three years ago Countdown host Nick Hewer journeyed to Freetown in Sierra Leone with his charity Hope and Homes for Children, where he met street kid James.
And as ever, Lord Sugar will be aided by his trusted advisors Nick Hewer and Karren Brady Sixteen potential business partners.
The 20-year-old, from Elswick, Newcastle, made the trip down to the capital to meet BBC1's Apprentice star Nick Hewer, who gave him some advice for the months ahead.