verb (used with object), carved, carv·ing.
verb (used without object), carved, carv·ing.
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
Origin of carve
OTHER WORDS FROM carve
Words nearby carve
Example sentences from the Web for carve
Operating successfully in a competitive market, the website operators discovered tremendous growth opportunities for the business if a larger market share could be carved out.
India, Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, and Indonesia are all deciding whether to try to carve out their own digital agendas or to act more as fence-sitters, playing China, the US, and the EU against one another.
Rivers can only carve out valleys if the water is running downhill.Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was|Neel Patel|August 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The Tchambuli tended to put men in the role of artists who spent their days carving wooden masks and dancing, while the women fished and prepared food.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Charles King|August 5, 2020|Nautilus
Such attempts to use information flows, in theory or practice, to carve nature at its joints are “the beginning of sketching out ideas and concepts that could be potentially foundational for new areas of biology,” Hoyal Cuthill said.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory.|Jordana Cepelewicz|July 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Al Qaeda has never managed to carve out a large chunk of real estate to call its own—in Afghanistan it was a guest of the Taliban.
Her new paradigm leads her to carve up shibboleths and heroes alike.Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ Will Change Nothing|Michael Signer|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sort of got lucky in that I was able to carve a niche for myself.Juliette Lewis on Hollywood, Why the MSM Hates Scientology, and Masturbating to George Clooney|Marlow Stern|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Brazil, there was a microcosmic slice of the kind of public role he is attempting to carve.Prince Harry Should Be King: The Royal Family’s Ace Card|Tim Teeman|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Could it just be that prison itself conditions a sort of pavlovian reaction to carve chess pieces?
He wanted to carve out for himself a place of position and power.The Man Who Rose Again|Joseph Hocking
I wonder I never had sufficient wit to carve out one like this before.Diane of the Green Van|Leona Dalrymple
I shudder when I see them brandish their knives in act to carve, and look on them as savages that devour one another.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)|Leslie Stephen
These serve admirably to carve, and are very pretty when coloured or ivoried, bronzed in antique style, or otherwise ornamented.A Manual of Wood Carving|Charles G. Leland
It is something to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so make a few objects beautiful.The Call of the Twentieth Century|David Starr Jordan