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Definition 1: cut to pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where carve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Father carved the ham

Synonyms for carve in the sense of this definition

(carve is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of carve ) make shavings of or reduce to shavings

"shave the radish"

(... is a kind of carve ) cut into filets

"filet the fish"

Definition 2: form by carving - [verb of contact]

Samples where carve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Carve a flower from the ice

(carve is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(carve is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

(... is a kind of carve ) make or shape as with an axe

"hew out a path in the rock"

(... is a kind of carve ) shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it

"She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband"

(... is a kind of carve ) carve a pattern into

Definition 3: engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where carve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carve one's name into the bark

Synonyms for carve in the sense of this definition

(carve is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of carve ) carve with a chisel

"chisel the marble"

(... is a kind of carve ) carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

"engrave a pen" "engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name" "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"

(... is a kind of carve ) carve or cut a design or letters into

"engrave the pen with the owner's name"

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