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verb [transitive] chisel pronunciation in American English /ˈtʃɪz(ə)l/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlechiselling or chiseling
past tensechiselled or chiseled
past participlechiselled or chiseled

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to cut wood or stone with a chisel
    chisel something into/from/in something:

    An epitaph had been chiseled into the stone.

    a statue chiseled from marble

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  2. 2
    informal to get something from someone by tricking them. Someone who does this is called a chiseler

    He makes his money by chiseling unsuspecting elderly people.

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