cut

cut
[[t]kʌt[/t]]
v. cut, cut•ting, adj. n.
1) to penetrate with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument or object
2) to divide with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever; carve:
to cut a rope[/ex]
3) to detach or remove with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; lop off; extract:
to cut a slice of bread; to cut an article from the newspaper[/ex]
4) to hew or saw down; fell:
to cut timber[/ex]
5) to trim by clipping, shearing, paring, or pruning:
to cut hair[/ex]
6) to mow; reap; harvest:
to cut grain[/ex]
7) to abridge or shorten; edit by omitting parts:
to cut a speech[/ex]
8) to lower, reduce, diminish, or curtail:
to cut prices[/ex]
9) to dilute or adulterate:
to cut whiskey[/ex]
10) to dissolve:
a detergent that cuts grease[/ex]
11) to intersect; cross
12) inf Informal. to cease; discontinue:
Cut the kidding[/ex]
13) aer. to halt the running of, as a liquid or an engine; stop
14) den to grow (a tooth) through the gum
15) cvb pri to type or write on (a stencil) for mimeographing
16) to make or fashion by cutting, as a statue, jewel, or garment
17) cer to produce a pattern in (glass) by grinding and polishing
18) to refuse to recognize socially; shun:
Her friends began to cut her[/ex]
19) to strike sharply, as with a whip
20) edu to absent oneself from:
to cut classes[/ex]
21) mot sbz
a) to stop (a scene or shot being filmed)
b) to edit (a film)
22) to wound the feelings of severely
23) gam
a) to divide (a pack of cards) at random into two or more parts, as by removing cards from the top
b) to take (a card) from a deck
24) sbz
a) to record a selection on (a phonograph record or magnetic tape)
b) to make a recording of (a song, album of music, etc.)
25) cvb ahb. to castrate or geld
26) spo to hit (a ball) so as to change the course and often to cause spin
27) to hollow out; excavate; dig:
to cut a trench[/ex]
28) to perform or make:
to cut capers; to cut a deal[/ex]
29) cmp cmp to remove (an object) from a file for storage in a buffer
30) to penetrate or divide something, as with a sharp-edged instrument
31) to admit of being cut
32) to move or cross, esp. in the most direct way:
to cut across an empty lot[/ex]
33) sbz
a) to shift suddenly from one film or television shot to another
b) to stop the action of a scene (used as a command by a director)
34) to make a sudden or sharp change in direction; swerve:
We cut to the left[/ex]
35) to strike a person, animal, etc., sharply, as with a whip
36) to wound the feelings severely:
His criticism cut deep[/ex]
37) gam to cut a pack of cards
38) inf Informal. to leave hastily
39) (of a horse) to interfere
40) cmp cmp to remove an object from a file for storage in a buffer
41) phv cut across, to go beyond considerations of; transcend:
a tax program that cuts across party lines[/ex]
42) phv cut back
a) to shorten by cutting off the end
b) to curtail or discontinue:
to cut back steel production[/ex]
c) to return to an earlier event, as in the plot of a novel
d) spo Football. to reverse direction suddenly by moving in the diagonally opposite course
43) phv cut down
a) Also, cut down on. to lessen or curtail; decrease:
to cut down on snacks[/ex]
b) to strike and cause to fall
c) to destroy, kill, or disable:
The hurricane cut down everything in its path[/ex]
d) to remodel or reduce in size, as a garment
44) phv cut in
a) to move or thrust oneself, a vehicle, etc., abruptly between others
b) to interpose; interrupt:
to cut in with a remark[/ex]
c) inf to interrupt a dancing couple in order to dance with one of them
d) to include, as in a business deal or card game
e) to blend (shortening) into flour by means of a knife
45) cut off
a) phv to intercept
b) phv to interrupt
c) phv to stop suddenly; discontinue
d) phv to halt the operation of; turn off
e) phv to shut off or shut out
f) phv to disinherit
g) phv to sever; separate
46) phv cut out
a) to omit, delete, or remove; excise
b) to form by or as if by cutting
c) inf to refrain from; discontinue; stop:
to cut out smoking[/ex]
d) to oust and replace a rival; supplant
e) to part an animal from a herd
f) to plan; arrange:
You have your work cut out for you[/ex]
g) to move out of one's lane of traffic
h) sts Slang. to leave suddenly
i) (of an engine, machine, etc.) to stop running
47) phv cut up
a) to cut into pieces or sections
b) to lacerate; wound
c) to distress mentally; injure
d) inf Informal. to play pranks; misbehave
48) divided into pieces or detached by cutting:
cut flowers[/ex]
49) fashioned by cutting; having the surface shaped or ornamented by grinding, polishing, etc.:
cut diamonds[/ex]
50) reduced by or as if by cutting:
cut prices[/ex]
51) bot indented or cleft, as a leaf
52) sts Slang. drunk
53) the result of cutting, as an incision, wound, passage, or channel
54) the act of cutting; a stroke or blow, as with a knife or whip
55) a piece cut off
56) inf a share, esp. of earnings or profits:
an agent's cut[/ex]
57) cvb clo a haircut, often with a styling
58) a reduction in price, salary, etc
59) the manner or fashion in which anything is cut:
the cut of a dress[/ex]
60) style; manner; kind:
a man of his cut[/ex]
61) a passage or course straight across or through:
a cut through the woods[/ex]
62) an excision or omission of a part
63) pri a part or quantity of text deleted or omitted
64) bui a quantity cut, esp. of lumber
65) a refusal to recognize an acquaintance
66) an act, speech, etc., that wounds the feelings
67) pri an engraved plate or block of wood used for printing
68) a printed picture or illustration
69) edu an absence, as from a class, at which attendance is required
70) coo a part of an animal carcass usu. cut as one piece for meat
71) spo
a) the act of cutting a ball
b) the spin imparted
72) spo a blow with the edge of the blade instead of the tip in fencing
73) one of several pieces of straw, paper, etc., used in drawing lots
74) mot sbz
a) sbz the transition from one shot or scene to another in an edited film
b) an edited version of a film
c) an act or instance of editing a film
75) cvb mad an individual song, musical piece, etc., on a record or tape
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME cutten, kytten, OE *cyttan

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