carve out

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 of the market within a year

Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

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carve out
1. To cut out
2. To make or create by one's own efforts (figurative)
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Main Entry:carve

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ˌcarve ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they carve out he/she/it carves out present participle carving out past tense carved out past participle carved out] phrasal verb
to develop a career or position for yourself by working hard

It can be difficult to carve out a niche in the fashion industry.

Thesaurus: to start a career or new job, or to move to a new positionsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym
Main entry: carve

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

, / (by one's own exertions), ,

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