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carve / kärv/ • v. [tr.] 1. (often be carved) cut (a hard material) in order to produce an aesthetically pleasing object or design: the wood was carved with runes. ∎  produce (an object) by cutting and shaping a hard material: the altar was carved from a block of solid jade. ∎  produce (an inscription or design) by cutting into hard material: an inscription was carved over the doorway | fig. the river carved a series of gorges into the plain. 2. cut (cooked meat) into slices for eating. ∎  cut (a slice of meat) from a larger piece. 3. Skiing make (a turn) by tilting one's skis on to their edges and using one's weight to bend them so that they slide into an arc. PHRASAL VERBS: carve something out 1. take something from a larger whole, esp. with difficulty: carving out a 5 percent share of the overall vote. 2. establish or create something through painstaking effort: he managed to carve out a successful photographic career for himself. carve something up divide something ruthlessly into separate areas or domains: West Africa was carved up by the Europeans.

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carve †cut; cut artistically or ornamentally OE; cut up meat at table XIII. OE. ċeorfan str. vb. = (M)Du. kerven, MHG. kerben :- WGmc. *kerfan. The weak conj. is found as early as XV. The normal repr. of OE. ċeorfan would be *charve, but initial k had established itself by c. 1200 in the pres. stem through the infl. of other parts of the vb. or of the Scand. forms.

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carveAlgarve, calve, carve, grave, Graves, halve, Slav, starve, suave, Zouave •Wroclaw •Jugoslav, Yugoslav •moshav • Gustave

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