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verb carve pronunciation in British English /kɑː(r)v/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycarve
he/she/itcarves
present participlecarving
past tensecarved
past participlecarved
  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.

    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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