Associations to the word «Carve»


CARVE, verb. (archaic) To cut.
CARVE, verb. To cut meat in order to serve it.
CARVE, verb. To shape to sculptural effect; to produce (a work) by cutting, or to cut (a material) into a finished work.
CARVE, verb. (snowboarding) To perform a series of turns without pivoting, so that the tip and tail of the snowboard take the same path.
CARVE, verb. (figuratively) To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
CARVE, verb. To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
CARVE, noun. (obsolete) Alternative term for carucate
CARVE OUT, verb. To hollow by carving.
CARVE OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To create (a reputation, chance, role, rank, career, victory) by hard work, or as if by cutting.
CARVE UP, verb. To cut into pieces.
CARVE UP, verb. (country, land, etc.) To divide or dismember, separate into parts
CARVE UP, noun. (informal) The act or instance of dishonestly prearranging the result of a competition.
CARVE UP, noun. (slang) The distribution of something, as of money or booty.

Dictionary definition

CARVE, verb. Form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice".
CARVE, verb. Engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark".
CARVE, verb. Cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham".

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