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A past participle of saw1.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) a past participle of saw1
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n., v. sawed, sawed 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.
3. to cut or divide with a saw.
4. to form by cutting with a saw.
5. to make cutting motions as if using a saw: to saw the air with one's hands.
6. to work (something) from side to side like a saw.v.i.
7. to use a saw.
8. to cut with or as if with a saw.Idioms:
saw wood, to snore loudly while sleeping.
[before 1000; Middle English sawe, Old English saga, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sage (Dutch zaag), Old High German saga, Old Norse sǫg;]
pt. of see 1 .
a maxim; proverb; saying: an old saw.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English sagu; c. Old Frisian sege, Old High German, German sage, Old Norse saga (compare saga); akin to say]
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