Translation of hew in Spanish:


extraer, v.

Pronunciation /hju//hjuː/

transitive verb

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    (stone) (extract) extraer
    (stone) (fashion) labrar
    (stone) (fashion) tallar
    (coal) extraer
    hewn from the living rock tallado en la roca viva
    • they hewed a path through the undergrowth abrieron un sendero a través de la maleza
    • It is hewn from local stone, has giant timber beams and large fireplaces, but has no turrets or moats.
    • After walking through river flats, they hiked up a steep slope strewn with rock rubble toward a structure hewn out of the side of the canyon.
    • He had no sooner set about the preliminaries - the getting of suitable marble for his work - than he began to quarrel with the men who were to hew it.
    • A rare shot of one of Ypsilanti's earliest pioneers, standing proudly - if somewhat awkwardly - next to his roughly hewn log cabin.
    • In January 1504 half of the remaining crew mutinied and departed for Hispaniola, attempting to make the hundred-mile passage in canoes hewn from local timber.
    • Mr Raha, when he was called on to build it, designed a long double-ended whaler, with a wide beam, and a keel hewn from a single log.
    • For thousands of years it has been hewn from the earth and fashioned into everything from buildings and roads to weapons and sculpture.
    • A Memorial is being created to Second World War resistance fighters who helped Allied servicemen escape from the Nazis into neutral Spain - hewn out of rock from the same mountains they had to cross to make their getaway.
    • The two statues in Bamiyan, 175 and 120 feet tall, are hewn from the side of a mountain.
    • The English were looting the Spanish, transforming the cash gained by selling off their medieval patrimony, and the coal hewn from their provinces, into a truly extraordinary epoch in human culture.
    • Beds are set on platforms or suspended from ceilings, bathtubs are hewn from blocks of black granite or pale limestone, and the bare wood floorboards are wide, limed and lacquered.
    • My mother ran a small country store while my father hewed stone, a trade he learned in Concord, New Hampshire, where they met and married in 1895.
    • The stone was instead hewn from the 400m-year-old sandstone rocks around Scone.
    • ‘Coming to the place where he lived for so long, you feel something,’ he added, glancing around the two roughly hewn chambers, bereft of any potential creature comfort.
    • His builders knew how to hew underground chambers without support, and they are still standing.
    • The Great Ocean Road was hewn from the cliffs and forests between 1919 and 1932 by returned soldiers from World War I.
    • Their outside walls are constructed of great, roughly hewn stones fitted together without mortar, and the interior space is divided into a series of connected apses.
    • Dr Stanley's grave is marked by a very impressive piece of rock which I understand was hewn from a site in Matebeland.
    • A girl is regarded as grown up when she can cultivate food gardens, hew wood, carry water, and look after her family and family members even when her mother is absent.
    • From then on, generations of disciples laboured with hand tools to hew giant temples, intricate statues and monasteries of up to three storeys.
    • Hand-crafted boats used by Yami fishermen are hewn from 27 pieces of wood.
    • Her husband is unemployed and tries to provide for his family by making special picture frames out of roughly hewn pieces of wood with their bark still attached.
    • Freshly hewn laterite blocks lay piled up one side of the courtyard.
    • Each statue was hewn out of hard volcanic material from quarries near the Rano Raraku volcano.
    • The emergence of the Greek revival style is evidenced by the rear piazza, which was supported by four Roman Doric columns, each hewn from a solid log.
    • It's hard work climbing mountains and hewing wood.
    • In the centuries that followed, as Buddhism took root in the jungles of Southeast Asia, no lesser architectural wonders were carved from hewn sandstone and granite.
    • We then descended 140 metres to the pit bottom and entered roadways hewn out of the rock more than 100 years ago.
    • There is a Greek open air theatre, the largest in Europe, hewn out of the rock and originally seating 15,000 people.
    • The object of this is to provide clearance for the hand and knuckles when hewing the log.
    • Rising vertically from the plains, some of these huge monoliths soar to a height of 400 metres, and the squat buildings on top of each appear to be hewn out of living rock.
    • The road was now a stony, unsurfaced single track that had been hewn out of the sheer mountainside, hundreds of metres above the valley floor.
    • But Paisley was hewn from an equally tough working class background, was just as canny, had the best transfer market record, and won the European Cup more times than the rest of them combined.
    • The girls are expected to help their mothers in drawing water, hewing wood, and plastering houses.

intransitive verb


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    to hew to sth ceñirse a algo
    • the union is still hewing to its demands el sindicato mantiene sus exigencias