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saw



Pronunciation: (sô), [key]
n., v., sawed, sawed or sawn, saw•ing.


n.
1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth.
2. any similar tool or device, as a rotating disk, in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the teeth.

v.t.
1. to cut or divide with a saw.
2. to form by cutting with a saw.
3. to make cutting motions as if using a saw: to saw the air with one's hands.
4. to work (something) from side to side like a saw.

v.i.
1. to use a saw.
2. to cut with or as if with a saw.
3. to cut as a saw does.
4. saw wood, Informal.to snore loudly while sleeping.

saw



Pronunciation: (sô), [key]
v.
pt. of see 1.

saw



Pronunciation: (sô), [key]
n.
a sententious saying; maxim; proverb: He could muster an old saw for every occasion.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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