chisel - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlechiselling
past tensechiselled
past participlechiselled
  1. 1
    to cut wood or stone with a chisel
    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