verb (used with object), carved, carv·ing.
verb (used without object), carved, carv·ing.
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Examples from the Web for carve
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