verb (used with object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
verb (used without object), hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.
Words nearby hew
Origin of hew
SYNONYMS FOR hew
OTHER WORDS FROM hewhew·a·ble, adjectivehew·er, nounun·hew·a·ble, adjectiveun·hewed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hews
Who is it hews his foe to mammocks; writes “Acquittal” on his tomb—and dies?Tales from Blackwood|Various
He builds the forest and hews it down, the power which raised the tree and that which wields the axe being one and the same.The Eagle's Nest|John Ruskin
It was at least something to have discovered that Will Hews was an Elizabethan name.Lord Arthur Savile's Crime|Oscar Wilde
The ordinary collier is paid by piecework—so much per ton for all the coal he hews.A Safety Match|Ian Hay
She swims to a stake, to which she clings, and John hews her in three, QQ.