The definition of hew is to chop, cut or shape something with an ax, or to conform or adhere.(verb)
See hew in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hewen < OE heawan, akin to Ger hauen, OHG houwan < IE base *kāu-, *keu-, to hew, strike > hay, L caudex, codex, cudere
See hew in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb hewed hewed, hewn hewn (hyo͞on) or hewed, hew·ing, hews verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English hewen
Origin: , from Old English hēawan; see kau- in Indo-European roots.
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