Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb carve

3 senses of carve

Sense 1
carve -- (form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

Sense 2
carve, chip at -- (engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 3
carve, cut up -- (cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")
          Phrasal Verb-> carve up#1

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