hew to

Definition of hew to

US

  1. :  to follow or obey (something) Everyone must hew to the rules/standards. He is a politician who has always hewed closely to the party line.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cut with blows of a heavy cutting instrument

    :  to cut down by blows of an ax

    :  to give form or shape to with or as if with heavy cutting blows


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