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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.
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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

v.
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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has obtained exclusive rights in the United States to design, produce, distribute and sell Ruff Hewn apparel, home and accessories.
Once two sides are hewn the timber can be cut free.
Rough Hewn has reproduced several pieces commonly found in the era also using welded iron construction and riveting.
Floors are covered with rush matting, apart from a central section of bush-hammered concrete, and the altar is a crisply hewn block of granite.
Which of these respiratory diseases develops depends on how freshly hewn the inhaled mineral particles were, a new study suggests.
Since its inception in January 1997, SDSG's private brand organization has developed several brands including Relativity, Pursuits, Studio Works, Laura Ashley, Ruff Hewn, and Breckenridge in women's apparel and accessories; Consensus, Cezani, RBM, and Ruff Hewn in men's apparel; Jane Seymour and LivingQuarters in home; URIT in children's apparel; and Intimate Essentials in intimate apparel.
And in Ethiopia, we present a study of the country's remarkable early Christian churches, impressive and beautiful monuments to faith that are literally hewn out of the living rock.
Key brands typically carried by McRae's stores include Laura Ashley, Relativity, Jones New York, Liz Claiborne, Susan Bristol, Sigrid Olsen, Ruff Hewn, Consensus, Columbia, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Hart Schaffner & Marx, Jane Seymour (home and children's apparel), Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lancome, Chanel, Nine West, Enzo, and Waterford.
Its simple volume is defined by stone bearing walls built up in layers of rough hewn yellow-grey granite from Santiago de Compostela that seem neither monolithic nor massive because of the thinness, striation and texture of the blocks.
I am confident that this new, unique line of women's sportswear will be as successful as the Jane Seymour, Ruff Hewn, and Laura Ashley proprietary brand merchandise we have introduced during the past year.