carve out something

carve out something
carve out (something) 1. to create a reputation, rank, or job through skillful activities.

She carved out a reputation for herself as a high-powered lawyer.

2. to get a part of something.

Those companies carved out a sizable share of the imported pasta market.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • carve out — (something) 1. to create a reputation, rank, or job through skillful activities. She carved out a reputation for herself as a high powered lawyer. 2. to get a part of something. Those companies carved out a sizable share of the imported pasta… …   New idioms dictionary

  • carve out — verb 1. establish or create through painstaking effort She carved out a reputation among her male colleagues • Hypernyms: ↑create • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. remove from a larger whole the new start up company carved out a large chunk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carve — [ka:v US ka:rv] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make object or pattern)¦ 2¦(cut something into a surface)¦ 3¦(cut meat)¦ 4¦(job/position/life)¦ 5¦(water/wind)¦ 6¦(reduce something)¦ Phrasal verbs  carve somebody/something<=>up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carve — [ karv ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to make an object by cutting it from stone or wood: He carved a statue of her out of an old log. a ) transitive to produce a pattern or writing on the surface of something by cutting it: She carved… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • carve — verb 1 (I, T) to cut a large piece of cooked meat into smaller pieces using a big knife: Carve the lamb into slices and arrange in a hot serving dish. 2 (T) to cut shapes out of solid wood or stone: Michelangelo carved this figure from a single… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • carve — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)v[/t]] carves, carving, carved 1) VERB If you carve an object, you make it by cutting it out of a substance such as wood or stone. If you carve something such as wood or stone into an object, you make the object by cutting it out. →… …   English dictionary

  • carve */*/ — UK [kɑː(r)v] / US [kɑrv] verb Word forms carve : present tense I/you/we/they carve he/she/it carves present participle carving past tense carved past participle carved 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to make an object by cutting it from stone or… …   English dictionary

  • carve something up — DIVIDE, partition, apportion, subdivide, split up, break up; share out, dole out; informal divvy up. → carve * * * divide something ruthlessly into separate areas or domains West Africa was carved up by the Europeans * * * ˌcarve sthˈup derived ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • carve something out — 1) take something from a larger whole, esp. with difficulty carving out a 5 percent share of the overall vote 2) establish or create something through painstaking effort he managed to carve out a successful photographic career for himself …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carve — Исполнитель Slipknot Альбом Демо 1996 года Дата выпуска 1 января 1996 Дата записи 1996 …   Википедия

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