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verb carve pronunciation in British English /kɑː(r)v/
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present tense
present participlecarving
past tensecarved
past participlecarved
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to make an object by cutting it from stone or wood
    He carved a statue of her out of an old log.
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    1. a.
      [transitive] to produce a pattern or writing on the surface of something by cutting it
      She carved his name on her school desk.
  2. 3
    [transitive] if wind, a river etc carves something in the land, its action forms it over a period of many years
    The river has carved a series of spectacular gorges.

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