saw at - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theysaw at
he/she/itsaws at
present participlesawing at
past tensesawed at
past participlesawn at
  1. saw at something to move a knife or other object backwards and forwards several times across something, especially in order to cut it

    Rick was sawing at the piece of chicken with his penknife.

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See also main entry: saw