Macheted the undergrowth.
After some hours of intense work, we had macheted a path through the jungle to the bank of the river.
You can't just machete about with a rapier and expect to succeed; you need to thrust properly.
Origin of machete
- Spanish diminutive of macho sledge hammer alteration of mazo club probably from maza mallet from Vulgar Latin mattea mace mace1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition