saw

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1 saw
1 saw
Learner's definition of SAW
past tense of 1see
2 saw /ˈsɑː/ noun
plural saws
2 saw
/ˈsɑː/
noun
plural saws
Learner's definition of SAW
[count]
: a tool that has a blade with sharp teeth and that is used to cut through wood, metal, and other hard material see picture at carpentry; see also chain saw, circular saw, hacksaw, handsaw, jigsaw
compare 4saw
3 saw /ˈsɑː/ verb
saws; sawed /ˈsɑːd/ ; sawed or British sawn /ˈsɑːn/ ; sawing /ˈsɑːɪŋ/
3 saw
/ˈsɑː/
verb
saws; sawed /ˈsɑːd/ ; sawed or British sawn /ˈsɑːn/ ; sawing /ˈsɑːɪŋ/
Learner's definition of SAW
: to cut or shape (wood, metal, etc.) with a saw
[+ object]
[no object]

saw at

[phrasal verb]
saw at (something)
: to try to cut (something) by moving a saw, knife, etc., backwards and forwards
sometimes used figuratively

saw down

[phrasal verb]
saw down (something) or saw (something) down
: to cut (something) with a saw and bring it to the ground : to cut (something) down

saw off

[phrasal verb]
saw off (something) or saw (something) off
: to remove (something) by cutting it with a saw

saw up

[phrasal verb]
saw up (something) or saw (something) up
: to cut (something) into pieces with a saw
4 saw /ˈsɑː/ noun
plural saws
4 saw
/ˈsɑː/
noun
plural saws
Learner's definition of SAW
[count]
: a common saying : proverb
compare 2saw
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