saw at

Definition of saw at

  1. :  to try to cut (something) by moving a saw, knife, etc., backwards and forwards She was sawing (away) at the turkey with a dull knife. —sometimes used figuratively The violinist sawed (away) at the strings.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : past tense ofsee

  1. :  a hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk

  1. :  to cut with a saw

    :  to produce or form by cutting with a saw

    :  to slash as though with a saw

  1. :  maxim, proverb

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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