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verb [transitive] chisel pronunciation in British English /ˈtʃɪz(ə)l/
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present tense
present participlechiselling
past tensechiselled
past participlechiselled

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  1. 1
    to cut wood or stone with a chisel
    a statue chiselled from marble
    chisel something into/from/in something: An epitaph had been chiselled into the stone.
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  2. 2
    mainly American informal to get something from someone by tricking them
    He makes his money by chiselling unsuspecting elderly people.


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