sawed at; sawed at or sawn at; sawing at; saws at

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 figurativelyThe violinist sawed (away) at the strings.

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“Saw at.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saw%20at. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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