cut away at (someone or something)(redirected from cut away at it)
cut away at (someone or something)
1. To strike out at someone or something with a knife. The knife was the only weapon I could think to grab, so I cut away at the robber with it.
2. To cut repeatedly and intentionally at something, as to remove parts of it. The artisan cut away at the block of wood to form an image.
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