Definition of saw at
: 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
: past tense ofsee
: a hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (such as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk
: to cut with a saw
: to produce or form by cutting with a saw
: to slash as though with a saw
: maxim, proverb
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