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saw something (up) (into something)

to cut something up into pieces with a saw. Jake sawed the logs up into pieces the right size for the fireplace. Would you saw up the logs into smaller pieces?
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Spymaster Sawers said there was no doubt the threat of terrorist attacks on UK citizens is rising.
Instead, Sawer uses individual chapters to examine aspects of WEL's operations, including how each WEL group was organised and the ideology behind that organisation.
Sawer outlines the wealth of material available in the introduction, thanks to the WEL history project, which from 2001 to 2007 collated records, newsletters, submissions, theses and personal accounts into several searchable databases.
When the bear came in, we weren't going to shoot it," Sawer said.
Iran has repeatedly denied that it seeks to build a nuclear bomb, but Sawers is unconvinced.
British media have quoted Sawers, as saying that intelligence-led operations were needed to make it more difficult for countries like Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
Corinne Sawers is seen holding the gold-plated weapon - similar to those found among Saddam Hussein's treasures after the 2003 Iraq invasion - in her profile pictures .
John Sawers, Britain's UN ambassador, described the non-binding statement announced on Thursday as "an important expression of serious concern about the outcome" of the Aung San Suu Kyi trial.
Shelley Sawers erred by posting twaddle about her husband to a potential Facebook audience of 200 million worldwide.
The Liberal Democrats are calling for an inquiry into whether the new head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, should be allowed to take up his post after his wife apparently published personal details and photographs on the Facebook website.
Lady Sawers disclosed details including the location of the London flat used by the couple and the wherea-boutof their three children and of Sir John's parents, the newspaper reported.
But Ambassador John Sawers told the BBC the Iranians admitted their role and even tried to capitalize on it.
FORMER bookmaker Matt Sawers is enjoying a purple patch, and his bargain buy Bourse gave him his fourth success in the last month when landing the 1m handicap under apprentice PJ McDonald.
Finance spokesman Willie Sawers confirmed the job losses yesterday but said none of the council's 6500 workers would be forced out.