hew / hyu or, often, yu /


hew2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb

hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.

  1. to strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hack.
  2. to make, shape, smooth, etc., with cutting blows: to hew a passage through the crowd; to hew a statue from marble.
  3. to sever from a whole by means of cutting blows: to hew branches from the tree.
  4. to cut down; fell: to hew wood; trees hewed down by the storm.
v. 无主动词 verb

hewed, hewed or hewn, hew·ing.

  1. to strike with cutting blows; cut: He hewed more vigorously each time.
  2. to uphold, follow closely, or conform: to hew to the tenets of one's political party.

hew 近义词

v. 动词 verb



  1. That system weakened as members of all three branches hewed increasingly to the platforms of the two political parties.
  2. The xEMU has bearings that are lighter and hew closer to the joints than ones used for previous EMUs.
  3. The pandemic has been the ultimate stress test on us and on our nation, and it doesn’t hew to human timelines.
  4. All other Senate races hewed quite close to presidential results — and because this year’s Senate races took place largely on Republican turf, that was a big blow to Democrats’ efforts to flip the chamber.
  5. Instead of hewing to the usual limit, we created five separate lists this year.
  6. That may make them more likely to, collectively, hew to a more moderate path when giving odds on the election.
  7. Designers hew to their legacies for fall lines, while Armani argues against his reputation for elegance.
  8. After Jobs left, Scully says, the company tried to hew to his design philosophy.
  9. Behind all the finger-wagging is the idea that movies about history need to hew to facts.
  10. His object was to reach Allahabad that night—not to hew his way through opposing hordes and risk being cut down in the process.
  11. Draw the belt tighter, my son, and hew me out this tree that is fallen across the road, for our campground is not here.
  12. Then bade the King his men hew the ice and release his ships into the lake, and so went the men and set to work to hew the ice.
  13. Look at the swagger of the vagabond who commands his braves, would you not think he was about to hew down everything in sight?
  14. The other man was negligible—a bovine lump of flesh without personality—born to hew wood and draw water for men of enterprise.