Saw meaning

A familiar saying, especially one that has become trite through repetition.
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To cut or divide with a saw.
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To use a saw.

Sawing along the chalk line.

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To shape or form with a saw.
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To undergo cutting with a saw.

Pine wood saws easily.

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To cut with or as with a saw or as a saw does.
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Any of various tools, either hand-operated or power-driven, having a thin metal blade or disk with a sharp, usually toothed edge, used for cutting wood, metal, or other hard materials.
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To cut or divide with a saw.
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To make sawlike cutting motions through (the air, etc.)
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To operate or produce with a to-and-fro motion suggestive of that used in working a saw.

To saw a knife through meat, to saw a tune on a fiddle.

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To be cut with a saw.

Wood that saws easily.

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To make sawlike cutting motions.
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An old saying, often repeated; maxim; proverb.
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(Islam, proscribed) صلى الله عليه وسلم (peace be upon him, “sallalahu aleyhi wasallam”)
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The definition of a saw is a tool used to cut wood or other items.

An example of a saw is what you use to chop up firewood.

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To saw is to do the action of cutting something, especially using a specific tool that is meant for cutting.

An example of saw is when you go outside and cut wood into smaller pieces.

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To produce or shape with a saw.

Sawed a hole in the board.

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(military, US) A squad automatic weapon or section automatic weapon, a kind of light machine gun.
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(slang, African American Vernacular) A Bahamian.
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To make back-and-forth motions through or on.

A speaker who saws the air with his arms.

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A machine for operating a saw or saws.
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saw wood
  • to snore or sleep
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of saw

  • Middle English sawe from Old English sagu speech sekw-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English sawe from Old English sagu sek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition