hew to

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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One audience member approached Hew and gesticulated angrily, prompting Hew to respond.
We need to knew hew to write a government grant proposal and what grants would be available.
Pieces cover battles, of course, but also love and friendship--and hew to no particular political line on any of the topics.
Prior to their merger to form E.ON, Veba and Viag pledged to the European Commission to offload their 15.4% stake in HEW to secure the go-ahead from the Community's competition authorities.
"But Paul was very specific about the kind of film he wanted to make--and this sometimes led to conflict--but he managed to hew to his own design, and he produced a unique body of work."
In 1974, President Nixon signed a bill establishing the new EMS office in HEW to spread the gospel of "regional EMS systems" around the country.