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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

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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Hews to have a broader, more strategic focus, and to integrate Wi-LAN's WAN business and Wi-LAN's affiliates, TIL-TEK and DTS.
Sisso and Graham complete Wi-LAN's high-level management team," said Bill Hews, Wi-LAN president.
With superior data rates and unrivalled cost-effectiveness, the new Hopper Plus product is clearly the best value in its class," said Bill Hews, president and chief operating officer.
Hatim Zaghloul, chairman and CEO, and Bill Hews, president and COO, will be part of the Wi-LAN team on hand for the show.
WiLL products at this launch was another success for Wi-LAN," said Bill Hews, Wi-LAN president and chief operating officer.
Accompanied with a few illustrations on how to hew and a couple of axes, neither of which was a broadax, we attempted to create timbers.
And although I now hew with a broadax, all that I have described above was done with a Kent ax, which has a cutting bit no different than a felling ax.