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cut

 (kŭt)
v. cut, cut·ting, cuts
v.tr.
1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever: cut cloth with scissors.
3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten: cut one's hair.
4. To mow, reap, or harvest: cut grain; cut grass.
5. To fell by sawing; hew.
6. To have (a new tooth) grow through the gums.
7.
a. To form or shape by severing or incising: a doll that was cut from paper.
b. To form or shape by grinding: cut a diamond.
8.
a. To form by penetrating, probing, or digging: cut a trench.
b. To exhibit the appearance or give the impression of: cuts a fine figure on the dance floor.
9.
a. To separate from a main body; detach: cut a limb from a tree.
b. To separate from a group: cut a calf from a herd.
c. To discharge from a group or number: had to cut six players from the team.
10. To pass through or across; cross: a sailboat cutting the water.
11. Games To divide (a deck of cards) into two parts, as in completing a shuffle or in exposing a card at random.
12. To reduce the size, extent, or duration of; curtail or shorten: cut a payroll; cut a budget; cut the cooking time in half.
13.
a. To remove or delete: cut a line from a poem.
b. Computers To remove (a segment) from a document or graphics file for storage in a buffer.
14. To lessen the strength of; dilute: cut whiskey with water.
15. To dissolve by breaking down the fat of: Soap cuts grease.
16. To injure the feelings of; hurt keenly.
17. To refuse to speak to or recognize; snub: cut me dead at the party.
18. To fail to attend purposely: cut a class.
19. Informal To cease; stop: cut the noise; cut an engine.
20. Sports
a. To strike (a ball) so that it spins in a reverse direction.
b. To throw or hit (a ball) on a curving trajectory.
21.
a. To perform: cut a caper.
b. To make out and issue: cut a check to cover travel expenses.
22. To arrange or reach (an agreement).
23. Slang To be able to manage; handle successfully: couldn't cut the long hours anymore.
24. To stop filming (a movie scene).
25.
a. To record a performance on (a phonograph record or other medium).
b. To make a recording of (a song, for example).
26. To edit (a movie or audio recording).
27. Vulgar Slang To expel (a discharge of intestinal gas).
28. To injure (oneself) by penetrating the skin with a sharp object.
v.intr.
1. To make an incision or a separation: Cut along the dotted line.
2. To allow incision or severing: Butter cuts easily.
3. To function as a sharp-edged instrument.
4.
a. To remove part of something, such as a text or film.
b. Computers To remove a part of a document or graphics file and store it in a buffer.
5. To grow through the gums. Used of teeth.
6. To injure someone's feelings: a remark that cut without mercy.
7. To change direction abruptly: Cut to the left at the next intersection.
8. To go directly and often hastily: cut across a field.
9. Games To divide a pack of cards into two parts, especially in order to make a chance decision or selection.
10. To make an abrupt transition to another segment of film, video, or audio: cut from one shot to another.
11. To be very astute and penetrating: an analysis that cuts deep.
12. To inflict self-injury by penetrating the skin with a sharp object.
n.
1. The act of cutting.
2. The result of cutting, especially an opening or wound made by a sharp edge.
3. A part that has been cut from a main body: a cut of beef; a cut of cloth.
4. A passage made by digging or probing.
5. The elimination or removal of a part: a cut in a speech.
6. A reduction: a cut in salary.
7. Sports The remainder of contestants in a competition, especially in golf, after some have been eliminated: did very well but still missed the cut.
8. The style in which a garment is cut: a suit of traditional cut.
9. A haircut.
10. Informal A portion of profits or earnings; a share.
11. A wounding remark; an insult.
12. An unexcused absence, as from school or a class.
13. A step in a scale of value or quality; degree: a cut above the average.
14. Printing
a. An engraved block or plate.
b. A print made from such a block.
15. Sports
a. A stroke that causes a ball to spin in a reverse direction.
b. A curve in the trajectory of a ball or puck.
16. Baseball A swing of a bat.
17. Games The act of dividing a deck of cards into two parts, as before dealing.
18. One of the objects used in drawing lots.
19. A transition between segments of film, video, or audio.
20. A movie at a given stage in its editing: approved the final cut for distribution.
21. A single selection of music from a recording, especially a phonograph recording.
adj.
1. Having the ends or edges cut: admired his newly cut hair.
2. Having been cut or clipped off: cut grass that blew in the wind.
3. Printing Having the page edge slit or trimmed. Used of a book.
4. Ground to a specific shape: cut gemstones.
5. Slang Circumcised. Used of a man or boy.
Phrasal Verbs:
cut back
1. To shorten by cutting; prune.
2. To reduce or decrease: cut back production.
cut down
1. To kill or strike down.
2. To alter by removing extra or additional fittings: cut down a car for racing.
3. To reduce the amount taken or used: cutting down on one's intake of rich foods.
cut in
1. To move into a line of people or things out of turn.
2. To interrupt: During the debate my opponent kept cutting in.
3. To interrupt a dancing couple in order to dance with one of them.
4. To connect or become connected into an electrical circuit.
5. To mix in with or as if with cutting motions: Measure out the flour and use a pair of knives to cut the shortening in.
6. To include, especially among those profiting.
cut off
1. To separate from others; isolate.
2. To stop suddenly; discontinue.
3. To shut off; bar.
4. To interrupt the course or passage of: The infielder cut off the throw to the plate.
5. To interrupt or break the line of communication of: The telephone operator cut us off.
6. To disinherit: cut their heirs off without a cent.
cut out
1. To remove by or as if by cutting.
2. To form or shape by or as if by cutting.
3. To take the place of; supplant.
4. To suit or fit by nature: I'm not cut out to be a hero.
5. To assign beforehand or by necessity; predetermine: We've got our work cut out for us.
6. To deprive: felt cut out of all the fun.
7. To stop; cease.
8. Informal To depart hastily.
9. Chiefly Southern US To turn off (a light or television set).
cut up Informal
1. To behave in a playful, comic, or boisterous way; clown.
2. To criticize severely.
Idioms:
a cut above
One that is superior to another or others.
cut a fat hog Texas
To take on more than one is able to accomplish: "Boy, has he cut a fat hog, as they say down home" (Hughes Rudd).
cut and run
To leave an unsettled situation or abandon a risky enterprise.
cut a wide swath
To make a big display; draw much attention.
cut bait
To abandon an activity or enterprise.
cut both ways
To have both favorable and unfavorable results or implications.
cut corners
To do something in the easiest or most inexpensive way.
cut from the same cloth
Similar or the same.
cut it Informal
To perform up to expectations or a required standard; be acceptable.
cut loose
To speak or act without restraint: cut loose with a string of curses.
cut no ice
To make no effect or impression: an objection that cut no ice with management.
cut off (one's) nose to spite (one's) face
To injure oneself in taking revenge against another.
cut (one's) losses
To withdraw from a losing situation.
cut (one's) teeth on
To learn or do as a beginner or at the start of one's career.
cut short
To stop before the end; abbreviate.
cut (someone) down to size
To deflate the self-importance of (someone).
cut the cheese Vulgar Slang
To expel intestinal gas.
cut the mustard
To perform up to expectations or to a required standard.
cut to the chase
To get to the matter at hand.

[Middle English cutten.]

cut′ta·ble adj.

cut

(kʌt)
vb, cuts, cutting or cut
1. to open up or incise (a person or thing) with a sharp edge or instrument; gash
2. (of a sharp instrument) to penetrate or incise (a person or thing)
3. to divide or be divided with or as if with a sharp instrument: cut a slice of bread.
4. (intr) to use a sharp-edged instrument or an instrument that cuts
5. (tr) to trim or prune by or as if by clipping: to cut hair.
6. (Agriculture) (tr) to reap or mow (a crop, grass, etc)
7. (Veterinary Science) (tr) to geld or castrate
8. (sometimes foll by: out) to make, form, or shape by cutting: to cut a suit.
9. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to hollow or dig out; excavate: to cut a tunnel through the mountain.
10. to strike (an object) sharply
11. (Individual Sports, other than specified) (tr) sport to hit (a ball) with a downward slicing stroke so as to impart spin or cause it to fall short
12. (Cricket) cricket to hit (the ball) to the off side, usually between cover and third man, with a roughly horizontal bat
13. to hurt or wound the feelings of (a person), esp by malicious speech or action
14. (tr) informal to refuse to recognize; snub
15. (tr) informal to absent oneself from (an activity, location, etc), esp without permission or in haste: to cut class.
16. (tr) to abridge, shorten, or edit by excising a part or parts
17. (often foll by: down) to lower, reduce, or curtail: to cut losses.
18. (tr) to dilute or weaken: heroin that was cut with nontoxic elements.
19. (tr) to dissolve or break up: to cut fat.
20. (when: intr, foll by across or through) to cross or traverse: the footpath cuts through the field.
21. (intr) to make a sharp or sudden change in direction; veer
22. (Zoology) to grow (teeth) through the gums or (of teeth) to appear through the gums
23. (Film) (intr) films
a. to call a halt to a shooting sequence
b. (foll by to) to move quickly to another scene
24. (Film) films to edit (film)
25. (tr) to switch off (a light, car engine, etc)
26. (Music, other) (tr) (of a performer, recording company, etc) to make (a record or tape of a song, concert, performance, etc)
27. (Card Games) cards
a. to divide (the pack) at random into two parts after shuffling
b. (intr) to pick cards from a spread pack to decide dealer, partners, etc
28. (General Engineering) (tr) to remove (material) from an object by means of a chisel, lathe, etc
29. (General Engineering) (tr) (of a tool) to bite into (an object)
30. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (intr) (of a horse) to injure the leg just above the hoof by a blow from the opposite foot
31. cut a caper cut capers
a. to skip or jump playfully
b. to act or behave playfully; frolic
32. cut both ways
a. to have both good and bad effects
b. to affect both sides of something, as two parties in an argument, etc
33. cut a dash to behave or dress showily or strikingly; make a stylish impression
34. cut a person dead informal to ignore a person completely
35. cut a good figure to appear or behave well
36. cut a poor figure to appear or behave badly
37. cut and run informal to make a rapid escape
38. cut it slang be successful in doing something
39. cut it fine informal to allow little margin of time, space, etc
40. cut corners to do something in the easiest or shortest way, esp at the expense of high standards: we could finish this project early only if we cut corners.
41. cut loose to free or become freed from restraint, custody, anchorage, etc
42. cut no ice informal to fail to make an impression
43. cut one's losses to give up spending time, money, or energy on an unprofitable or unsuccessful activity
44. cut one's teeth on informal
a. to use at an early age or stage
b. to practise on
adj
45. detached, divided, or separated by cutting
46. (Botany) botany incised or divided: cut leaves.
47. made, shaped, or fashioned by cutting
48. reduced or diminished by or as if by cutting: cut prices.
49. (Veterinary Science) gelded or castrated
50. weakened or diluted
51. Brit a slang word for drunk
52. hurt; resentful
53. cut and dried informal settled or arranged in advance
54. (Cookery) cut lunch Austral and NZ a sandwich lunch carried from home to work, school, etc
n
55. the act of cutting
56. a stroke or incision made by cutting; gash
57. (Cookery) a piece or part cut off, esp a section of food cut from the whole: a cut of meat.
58. the edge of anything cut or sliced
59. a passage, channel, path, etc, cut or hollowed out
60. an omission or deletion, esp in a text, film, or play
61. a reduction in price, salary, etc
62. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a decrease in government finance in a particular department or area, usually leading to a reduction of services, staff numbers, etc
63. (Electrical Engineering) short for power cut
64. (Forestry) chiefly US and Canadian a quantity of timber cut during a specific time or operation
65. informal a portion or share
66. informal a straw, slip of paper, etc, used in drawing lots
67. (Clothing & Fashion) the manner or style in which a thing, esp a garment, is cut; fashion
68.
a. Irish informal a person's general appearance: I didn't like the cut of him.
b. Irish derogatory a dirty or untidy condition: look at the cut of your shoes.
69. a direct route; short cut
70. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the US name for block15
71. (Individual Sports, other than specified) sport the spin of a cut ball
72. (Cricket) cricket a stroke made with the bat in a roughly horizontal position
73. (Film) films an immediate transition from one shot to the next, brought about by splicing the two shots together
74. (Music, other) informal an individual piece of music on a record; track
75. words or an action that hurt another person's feelings
76. a refusal to recognize an acquaintance; snub
77. (Education) informal chiefly US an unauthorized absence, esp from a school class
78. (Chemistry) chem a fraction obtained in distillation, as in oil refining
79. (General Engineering) the metal removed in a single pass of a machine tool
80. (Tools)
a. the shape of the teeth of a file
b. their coarseness or fineness
81. (Civil Engineering) Brit a stretch of water, esp a canal
82. a cut above informal superior (to); better (than)
83. (Golf) make the cut golf to better or equal the required score after two rounds in a strokeplay tournament, thus avoiding elimination from the final two rounds
84. (Golf) miss the cut golf to achieve a greater score after the first two rounds of a strokeplay tournament than that required to play in the remaining two rounds
[C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian kutte to cut, Icelandic kuti small knife]

cut

(kʌt)

v. cut, cut•ting,
adj., n. v.t.
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.
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.
4. to hew or saw down; fell: to cut timber.
5. to trim by clipping, shearing, paring, or pruning: to cut hair.
6. to mow; reap; harvest: to cut grain.
7. to abridge or shorten; edit by omitting parts: to cut a speech.
8. to lower, reduce, diminish, or curtail: to cut prices.
9. to dilute or adulterate: to cut whiskey.
10. to dissolve: a detergent that cuts grease.
11. to intersect; cross.
12. Informal. to cease; discontinue: Cut the kidding.
13. to halt the running of, as a liquid or an engine; stop.
14. to grow (a tooth) through the gum.
15. to type or write on (a stencil) for mimeographing.
16. to make or fashion by cutting, as a statue, jewel, or garment.
17. to produce a pattern in (glass) by grinding and polishing.
18. to refuse to recognize socially; shun: Her friends began to cut her.
19. to strike sharply, as with a whip.
20. to absent oneself from: to cut classes.
21.
a. to stop (a scene or shot being filmed).
b. to edit (a film).
22. to wound the feelings of severely.
23.
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.
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. to castrate or geld.
26. 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.
28. to perform or make: to cut capers; to cut a deal.
29. Computers. to remove (an object) from a file for storage in a buffer.
v.i.
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.
33.
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.
35. to strike a person, animal, etc., sharply, as with a whip.
36. to wound the feelings severely: His criticism cut deep.
37. to cut a pack of cards.
38. Informal. to leave hastily.
39. (of a horse) to interfere.
40. Computers. to remove an object from a file for storage in a buffer.
41. cut across, to go beyond considerations of; transcend: a tax program that cuts across party lines.
42. cut back,
a. to shorten by cutting off the end.
b. to curtail or discontinue: to cut back steel production.
c. to return to an earlier event, as in the plot of a novel.
d. Football. to reverse direction suddenly by moving in the diagonally opposite course.
43. cut down,
a. Also, cut down on. to lessen or curtail; decrease: to cut down on snacks.
b. to strike and cause to fall.
c. to destroy, kill, or disable: The hurricane cut down everything in its path.
d. to remodel or reduce in size, as a garment.
44. cut in,
a. to move or thrust oneself, a vehicle, etc., abruptly between others.
b. to interpose; interrupt: to cut in with a remark.
c. 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. to intercept.
b. to interrupt.
c. to stop suddenly; discontinue.
d. to halt the operation of; turn off.
e. to shut off or shut out.
f. to disinherit.
g. to sever; separate.
46. cut out,
a. to omit, delete, or remove; excise.
b. to form by or as if by cutting.
c. to refrain from; discontinue; stop: to cut out smoking.
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.
g. to move out of one's lane of traffic.
h. Slang. to leave suddenly.
i. (of an engine, machine, etc.) to stop running.
47. cut up,
a. to cut into pieces or sections.
b. to lacerate; wound.
c. to distress mentally; injure.
d. Informal. to play pranks; misbehave.
adj.
48. divided into pieces or detached by cutting: cut flowers.
49. fashioned by cutting; having the surface shaped or ornamented by grinding, polishing, etc.: cut diamonds.
50. reduced by or as if by cutting: cut prices.
51. indented or cleft, as a leaf.
52. Slang. drunk.
n.
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. a share, esp. of earnings or profits: an agent's cut.
57. 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.
60. style; manner; kind: a man of his cut.
61. a passage or course straight across or through: a cut through the woods.
62. an excision or omission of a part.
63. a part or quantity of text deleted or omitted.
64. a quantity cut, esp. of lumber.
65. a refusal to recognize an acquaintance.
66. an act, speech, etc., that wounds the feelings.
67. an engraved plate or block of wood used for printing.
68. a printed picture or illustration.
69. an absence, as from a class, at which attendance is required.
70. a part of an animal carcass usu. cut as one piece for meat.
71.
a. the act of cutting a ball.
b. the spin imparted.
72. 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.
a. 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. an individual song, musical piece, etc., on a record or tape.
Idioms:
1. a cut above, somewhat superior to.
2. cut a figure, to give a certain impression of oneself: to cut a distinguished figure.
3. cut and run,
a. to cut the anchor cable and set sail, as in an emergency.
b. to leave as hurriedly as possible; flee.
4. cut both ways, to have or result in advantages as well as disadvantages.
5. cut fine, to calculate precisely, without allowing for possible error or accident.
6. cut it, Informal. to perform effectively or successfully.
7. cut off one's nose to spite one's face, to damage oneself by acting spitefully against another.
8. cut out for, fitted for; capable of: not cut out for a military career.
9. cut short, to end abruptly before completion.
10. cut to the chase, Informal. to get to the point.
11. make the cut, Informal.
a. to attain a particular goal; make the grade.
b. to survive an elimination process, as of a sports team: Only two of the proposals made the cut.
[1175–1225; Middle English cutten, kytten, Old English *cyttan]

cut


Past participle: cut
Gerund: cutting

Imperative
cut
cut
Present
I cut
you cut
he/she/it cuts
we cut
you cut
they cut
Preterite
I cut
you cut
he/she/it cut
we cut
you cut
they cut
Present Continuous
I am cutting
you are cutting
he/she/it is cutting
we are cutting
you are cutting
they are cutting
Present Perfect
I have cut
you have cut
he/she/it has cut
we have cut
you have cut
they have cut
Past Continuous
I was cutting
you were cutting
he/she/it was cutting
we were cutting
you were cutting
they were cutting
Past Perfect
I had cut
you had cut
he/she/it had cut
we had cut
you had cut
they had cut
Future
I will cut
you will cut
he/she/it will cut
we will cut
you will cut
they will cut
Future Perfect
I will have cut
you will have cut
he/she/it will have cut
we will have cut
you will have cut
they will have cut
Future Continuous
I will be cutting
you will be cutting
he/she/it will be cutting
we will be cutting
you will be cutting
they will be cutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cutting
you have been cutting
he/she/it has been cutting
we have been cutting
you have been cutting
they have been cutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cutting
you will have been cutting
he/she/it will have been cutting
we will have been cutting
you will have been cutting
they will have been cutting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cutting
you had been cutting
he/she/it had been cutting
we had been cutting
you had been cutting
they had been cutting
Conditional
I would cut
you would cut
he/she/it would cut
we would cut
you would cut
they would cut
Past Conditional
I would have cut
you would have cut
he/she/it would have cut
we would have cut
you would have cut
they would have cut

cut

A rapid movement between scenes, to add pace and excitement to the narrative
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
booty, dirty money, loot, pillage, plunder, prize, swag - goods or money obtained illegally
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
rake-off, vigorish - a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
2.cut - (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
transition - a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
jump cut - an immediate transition from one scene to another
3.cut - a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
furrow - a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
4.cut - a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
gradation, step - relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
5.cut - a wound made by cuttingcut - a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
wound, lesion - an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
6.cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
roast, joint - a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
confit - a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
meat - the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
chop - a small cut of meat including part of a rib
chine - cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
leg - the limb of an animal used for food
side of meat, side - a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
forequarter - the front half of a side of meat
hindquarter - the back half of a side of meat
cut of beef - cut of meat from beef cattle
rib - cut of meat including one or more ribs
entrecote - cut of meat taken from between the ribs
shank - a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
shin bone, shin - a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
brisket - a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef
steak - a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
loin - a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
sirloin - the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump
tenderloin, undercut - the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
neck - a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
shoulder - a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
cut of veal - cut of meat from a calf
cut of mutton - cut of meat from a mature sheep
cut of lamb - cut of meat from a lamb
saddle - cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
rack - rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
cut of pork - cut of meat from a hog or pig
7.cut - a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
contumely, insult, revilement, vilification, abuse - a rude expression intended to offend or hurt; "when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse"; "they yelled insults at the visiting team"
8.cut - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disccut - a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
9.cut - the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
editing, redaction - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
10.cut - the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
11.cut - a canal made by erosion or excavation
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
12.cut - a refusal to recognize someone you knowcut - a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
rebuff, slight - a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
13.cut - in baseballcut - in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
14.cut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ballcut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
15.cut - the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
division - the act or process of dividing
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
16.cut - the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
opening - becoming open or being made open; "the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for"
snick, nick, notch - a small cut
gash, slash - a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
surgical incision, incision, section - the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
17.cut - the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
severing, severance - the act of severing
division - the act or process of dividing
dissection - cutting so as to separate into pieces
scission - the act of dividing by cutting or splitting
slicing - the act of cutting into slices
undercut - a cut made underneath to remove material
18.cut - the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
snip, clipping, clip - the act of clipping or snipping
haircut - the act of cutting the hair
clipping, trimming, trim - cutting down to the desired size or shape
shearing - removing by cutting off or clipping
19.cut - the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
budget cut - the act of reducing budgeted expenditures
pay cut, salary cut - the act of reducing a salary
cost cutting - the act of cutting costs
price cut, price cutting - cutting the price of merchandise to one lower than the usual or advertised price
spending cut - the act of reducing spending
tax cut - the act of reducing taxation; "the new administration's large tax cut was highly controversial"
20.cut - an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
absence - failure to be present
Verb1.cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
manicure - trim carefully and neatly; "manicure fingernails"
scissor - cut with or as if with scissors
plane, shave - cut or remove with or as if with a plane; "The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
slice up, slice - cut into slices; "Slice the salami, please"
pink - cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
jag - cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
cut up, carve - cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"
carve - form by carving; "Carve a flower from the ice"
chip at, carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
dice, cube - cut into cubes; "cube the cheese"
julienne - cut into long thin strips; "julienne the potatoes"
hack, chop - cut with a hacking tool
undercut - cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
hack - cut away; "he hacked his way through the forest"
chop, chop up - cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat"
fell, strike down, cut down, drop - cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
chip, nick - cut a nick into
nick, snick - cut slightly, with a razor; "The barber's knife nicked his cheek"
knap, break off, chip, cut off - break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
trim, pare - remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size; "pare one's fingernails"; "trim the photograph"; "trim lumber"
circumcise - cut the skin over the clitoris
chamfer, furrow, chase - cut a furrow into a columns
indent - cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication; "indent the documents"
mortice, mortise - cut a hole for a tenon in
mow, cut down - cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"
shear - cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb"
gash, slash - cut open; "she slashed her wrists"
slash, cut down - cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
tap - cut a female screw thread with a tap
hob - cut with a hob
drill, bore - make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"
clip, nip off, snip, snip off, nip - sever or remove by pinching or snipping; "nip off the flowers"
dissect - cut open or cut apart; "dissect the bodies for analysis"
bisect - cut in half or cut in two; "bisect a line"
transect - cut across or divide transversely; "the trails transect the property"
trisect - cut in three; "trisect a line"
whittle, pare - cut small bits or pare shavings from; "whittle a piece of wood"
chatter - cut unevenly with a chattering tool
cut away - remove by cutting off or away; "cut away the branch that sticks out"
tomahawk - cut with a tomahawk
saber, sabre - cut or injure with a saber
rebate - cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
cradle - cut grain with a cradle scythe
incise - make an incision into by carving or cutting
trench - cut or carve deeply into; "letters trenched into the stone"
tail, bob, dock - remove or shorten the tail of an animal
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
slice, slit - make a clean cut through; "slit her throat"
saw - cut with a saw; "saw wood for the fireplace"
lop, sever, discerp - cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body"
chase - cut a groove into; "chase silver"
bevel, chamfer - cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel; "bevel the surface"
crosscut, cut across - cut using a diagonal line
rip - cut (wood) along the grain
cut up, carve - cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"
knap, break off, chip, cut off - break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
cut into, delve, dig, turn over - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
2.cut - cut down oncut - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
shorten - make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration; "He shortened his trip due to illness"
spill - reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
quench - reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
cut - have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
retrench - make a reduction, as in one's workforce; "The company had to retrench"
slash - cut drastically; "Prices were slashed"
thin out - make sparse; "thin out the young plants"
thin - make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
detract, take away - take away a part from; diminish; "His bad manners detract from his good character"
deflate - reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices; "deflate the currency"
inflate - increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
downsize - reduce in size or number; "the company downsized its research staff"
subtract - take off or away; "this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"
knock off, shave - cut the price of
3.cut - turn sharplycut - turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
peel off - leave a formation
yaw - swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"
4.cut - make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
cut - allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
5.cut - discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
discharge, free - free from obligations or duties
6.cut - form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
cut - form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
blast - make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through the Alps"
7.cut - style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
fashion - the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
gore - cut into gores; "gore a skirt"
design - create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner; "Chanel designed the famous suit"
8.cut - hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
9.cut - make out and issuecut - make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
write - communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"
check - write out a check on a bank account
10.cut - cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
11.cut - intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
miss - fail to attend an event or activity; "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week"
bunk off, play hooky - play truant from work or school; "The boy often plays hooky"
12.cut - be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
get by, grapple, make do, cope, manage, contend, deal, make out - come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
13.cut - give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
appear, seem, look - give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
14.cut - move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
15.cut - pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
cut - pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
16.cut - pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
move through, pass across, pass through, transit, pass over - make a passage or journey from one place to another; "The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs;" "Some travelers pass through the desert"
cut - pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
17.cut - make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
cut - stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
cut away - move quickly to another scene or focus when filming; "`cut away now!' the director shouted"
cut to - move to another scene when filming; "The camera cut to the sky"
18.cut - stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
stop - cause to stop; "stop a car"; "stop the thief"
cut - make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
19.cut - make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
record, tape - register electronically; "They recorded her singing"
cut - record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
20.cut - record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
record, tape - register electronically; "They recorded her singing"
burn, cut - create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
cut - make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
21.cut - create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
cut - record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
22.cut - form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
cut - form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
23.cut - perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
24.cut - function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
function, operate, work, run, go - perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
25.cut - allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
cut - make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
26.cut - divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
shuffle, mix, ruffle - mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
27.cut - cause to stop operating by disengaging a switchcut - cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
kill - cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
flip, switch, throw - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
28.cut - reap or harvest; "cut grain"
glean, harvest, reap - gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes"
29.cut - fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
fell, strike down, cut down, drop - cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
30.cut - penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
penetrate, perforate - pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance; "The bullet penetrated her chest"
31.cut - refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
32.cut - shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
shorten - make short or shorter; "shorten the skirt"; "shorten the rope by a few inches"
shave, trim - cut closely; "trim my beard"
French - cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking; "French the potatoes"
crop - cut short; "She wanted her hair cropped short"
33.cut - weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
do away with, eliminate, get rid of, extinguish - terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
curtail, restrict, curb, cut back - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
cut out - delete or remove; "Cut out the extra text"; "cut out the newspaper article"
34.cut - dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
dissolve, break up, resolve - cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
35.cut - have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
cut down, reduce, trim back, trim down, cut, cut back, trim, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
36.cut - cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
37.cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elementscut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
bowdlerise, bowdlerize, expurgate, castrate, shorten - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
edit out, edit, cut - cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
condense, concentrate, digest - make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
38.cut - lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
weaken - lessen the strength of; "The fever weakened his body"
water down - make less strong or intense; "water down the mixture"
39.cut - have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
acquire, develop, produce, grow, get - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
cut - grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
40.cut - grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
cut - have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
41.cut - cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal
Adj.1.cut - separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"
uncut - not cut
2.cut - fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
uncut, rough - not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones"
3.cut - with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
abridged - (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting; "an abridged version"
4.cut - made neat and tidy by trimmingcut - made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
5.cut - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
6.cut - (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
uncut - (of pages of a book) having adjacent leaves still joined at the fore edge; "a book with its leaves still uncut"
7.cut - (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
castrated, unsexed - deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
8.cut - (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
9.cut - mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
dilute, diluted - reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity; "diluted alcohol"; "a dilute solution"; "dilute acetic acid"

cut

verb
1. slit, saw, score, nick, slice, slash, pierce, hack, penetrate, notch Thieves cut a hole in the fence. You can hear the saw as it cuts through the bone.
2. chop, split, divide, slice, segment, dissect, cleave, part Cut the tomatoes into small pieces.
3. carve, slice Mr Long was cutting himself a piece of the cake.
4. sever, cut in two, sunder I cut the rope with scissors.
5. shape, carve, engrave, chisel, form, score, fashion, chip, sculpture, whittle, sculpt, inscribe, hew Geometric motifs are cut into the stone walls.
6. slash, nick, wound, lance, gash, lacerate, incise I cut myself shaving.
7. clip, mow, trim, dock, prune, snip, pare, lop The previous tenants hadn't even cut the grass.
8. trim, shave, hack, snip She cut his ragged hair and shaved off his beard.
9. reduce, lower, slim (down), diminish, slash, decrease, cut back, rationalize, ease up on, downsize The first priority is to cut costs.
reduce increase, expand, enlarge, augment
10. abridge, edit, shorten, curtail, condense, abbreviate, précis He has cut the play judiciously.
abridge extend, add to, fill out, expand on, enlarge on
11. delete, take out, excise, edit out, expurgate The audience wants more music and less drama, so we've cut some scenes.
12. stop, suspend, interrupt, discontinue They used pressure tactics such as cutting food and water supplies.
13. hurt, wound, upset, sting, grieve, pain, hurt someone's feelings The personal criticism has cut him deeply.
14. (Informal) ignore, avoid, slight, blank (slang), snub, spurn, freeze (someone) out (informal), cold-shoulder, turn your back on, send to Coventry, look straight through (someone) She just cut me in the street.
ignore receive, greet, embrace, hail, welcome with open arms, accept gladly
15. cross, interrupt, intersect, bisect a straight line that cuts the vertical axis
noun
1. incision, nick, rent, stroke, rip, slash, groove, slit, snip The operation involves making several cuts in the cornea.
2. gash, nick, wound, slash, graze, laceration He had sustained a cut on his left eyebrow.
3. reduction, fall, lowering, slash, decrease, cutback, diminution The economy needs an immediate 2 per cent cut in interest rates.
4. (Informal) share, piece, slice, percentage, portion, kickback (chiefly U.S.), rake-off (slang) The lawyers, of course, will take their cut of the profits.
5. style, look, form, fashion, shape, mode, configuration The cut of her clothes made her look slimmer and taller.
a cut above something or someone (Informal) superior to, better than, more efficient than, more reliable than, streets ahead of, more useful than, more capable than, more competent than He's a cut above the usual boys she goes out with.
cut and dried (Informal) clear-cut, settled, fixed, organized, automatic, sorted out (informal), predetermined, prearranged We are aiming for guidelines, not cut and dried answers.
cut in interrupt, break in, butt in, interpose 'That's not true,' the duchess cut in suddenly.
cut out for something suited, designed, fitted, suitable, adapted, equipped, adequate, eligible, competent, qualified She wasn't cut out for motherhood.
cut someone down kill, take out (slang), massacre, slaughter, dispatch, slay (archaic), blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), mow down He was cut down in a hail of bullets.
cut someone down to size make (someone) look small, humble, humiliate, bring low, take (someone) down a peg (informal), abash, crush, put (someone) in their place, take the wind out of (someone's) sails It's high time someone cut that arrogant little creep down to size.
cut someone off
1. separate, isolate, sever, keep apart The exiles had been cut off from all contact with their homeland.
2. interrupt, stop, break in, butt in, interpose 'But sir, I'm under orders to -' Clark cut him off. 'Don't argue with me.'
3. disinherit, renounce, disown His father cut him off without a penny.
cut someone out (Informal) exclude, eliminate, oust, displace, supersede, supplant He felt that he was being cut out of the decision-making process completely.
cut someone short interrupt, stop, break in, butt in, interpose Veronica cut him short by saying, `I don't want to hear about it.'
cut someone up slash, injure, wound, knife, lacerate They cut him up with a razor.
cut something back
1. reduce, check, lower, slash, decrease, curb, lessen, economize, downsize, retrench, draw or pull in your horns (informal) The government has cut back on defence spending.
2. trim, prune, shorten Cut back the root of the bulb to within half an inch of the base.
cut something down
1. reduce, moderate, decrease, lessen, lower Car owners were asked to cut down their travel.
2. fell, level, hew, lop A vandal with a chainsaw cut down several trees in the park.
cut something off discontinue, disconnect, suspend, halt, obstruct, bring to an end The rebels have cut off the electricity supply from the capital.
cut something out
1. remove, extract, censor, delete, edit out All the violent scenes had been cut out of the film.
2. stop, cease, refrain from, pack in, kick (informal), give up, sever You can cut that behaviour out right now.
cut something short bring to an end, stop, check, halt, dock, postpone, terminate, break off, abort, pull the plug on, truncate, leave unfinished His career was cut tragically short by a car crash.
cut something up chop, divide, slice, carve, dice, mince Cut the sausages up and cook them over a medium heat.
cut up upset, disturbed, distressed, stricken, agitated, heartbroken, desolated, dejected, wretched Terry was very cut up by Jim's death.

cut

verb
1. To penetrate with a sharp edge:
2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument:
3. To bring down, as with a saw or ax.Also used with down:
4. To turn aside sharply from a straight course:
Nautical: yaw.
5. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
6. To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture:
7. To slight (someone) deliberately:
Informal: coldshoulder.
Idioms: close the door on, give someone the cold shoulder, give someone the go-by, turn one's back on.
8. To fail to attend on purpose:
Informal: skip.
phrasal verb
cut across
To pass through or over:
phrasal verb
cut back
To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
phrasal verb
cut down
1. To cause the death of:
Slang: waste, zap.
2. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
3. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
phrasal verb
cut in
1. To force or come in as an improper or unwanted element:
2. To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse:
phrasal verb
cut off
1. To set apart from a group:
2. To cause the death of:
Slang: waste, zap.
3. To block the progress of and force to change direction:
phrasal verb
cut out
1. To take the place of (another) against the other's will:
2. To desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example):
Slang: kick.
3. Informal. To move or proceed away from a place:
Informal: push off, shove off.
Slang: blow, split, take off.
phrasal verb
cut up
1. Informal. To behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion:
Informal: horse around.
2. Informal. To find fault with:
Informal: pan.
Slang: knock.
noun
1. The result of cutting:
2. A part severed from a whole:
4. Informal. That which is allotted:
Slang: divvy.
5. A deliberate slight:
Informal: cold shoulder, go-by.
6. An unexcused absence:
Informal: hooky.
Translations
توقَّفجرحجُرْحقَصّـهقَطْع، جُرح، إنقِطاع، قَص، تَخْفيض
řezatříznout seříznutírozřezatsejmout
skæresnitstoppestudsetilskæring
leikkausleikataleikattuetuillahaava
porezati serezsjeći
átvágellógemelkiszabmeghúz
fara òvert fyrirgera viî, dragaklippa á atriîiklippa í burt, fjarlægjaminnka
切る切断削減する横切る減らす
자르다자른 부분
apsimesti nematančiamatkirstiatpjautiauginysbe kompromisų
cirptgrieztievainotizgrieztizņemt ārā
rezaťskrátiť si cestustopuliať savystrihnúť
izrezatiodrezatiposekatiprekinitirazrezati
skäraskärsårsnittgivklippa
ตัดบาด ทำให้บาดบาดแผล
kesmekkestirmeden gitmekkırmakkupparça
cắtcắt trúng tayvết cắt

cut

[kʌt] (cut (vb: pt, pp))
A. N
1. (in skin) → corte m, cortadura f; (= wound) → herida f (Med) (= incision) → corte m, incisión f; (= slash) → tajo m; (with knife) → cuchillada f; (with whip) → latigazo m (Cards) → corte m
he's got a cut on his foreheadtiene un corte en la frente
he had a cut on his chin from shavingse había hecho un corte or se había cortado en la barbilla al afeitarse
he was treated for minor cuts and bruisesrecibió asistencia médica por heridas y hematomas
there's a cut in his jacketlleva una raja en la chaqueta
to be a cut above sb he's a cut above the othersestá por encima de los demás
the cut and thrust of politicsla esgrima política
the unkindest cut of allel golpe más duro
2. (= reduction) (in wages, prices, production) → rebaja f, reducción f; (in expenditure, budget) → corte m, recorte m; (in tax, interest rates) → bajada f, rebaja f; (in staff, workforce) → reducción f, recorte f; (= deletion) → corte m; (= deleted part) → trozo m suprimido (Elec) → apagón m, corte m
public spending cutscortes mpl presupuestarios
wage cutsrebajas fpl de sueldo
to take a cut in salaryaceptar una reducción de sueldo
they made some cuts in the texthicieron algunos cortes en el texto, suprimieron algunas cosas del texto
3. [of clothes etc] → corte m; [of hair] → corte m, peinado m
4. [of meat] (= part of animal) → corte m (de carne); (= piece) → trozo m; (= slice) → tajada f
5. (= share) → parte f, tajada f
the salesman gets a cut of 5%el vendedor recibe su parte de 5%
6. (= woodcut) → grabado m (US) → foto f, diagrama m, dibujo m
7. cut and paste (Comput) → cortar y pegar
8.
see short E
B. VT
1. [+ meat, bread, cards] → cortar
to cut one's fingercortarse el dedo
to cut sb free (from wreckage) → liberar a algn; (when tied up) → desatar or soltar a algn
to cut sth in halfcortar algo por la mitad
to cut sth open [+ fruit, vegetable, body, package] → abrir algo
I cut my hand open on a tinme corté la mano en una lata
he cut his head opense abrió la cabeza
to cut sth (in)to piecescortar algo en pedazos
to cut an army to piecesaniquilar un ejército
to cut sth to sizecortar algo a la medida
to cut sb's throatdegollar a algn
he is cutting his own throat (fig) → labra su propia ruina
to cut sth in twocortar or partir algo en dos
you could cut the atmosphere with a knifese mascaba or respiraba la tensión en el ambiente
see also fine 1 B2
see also ice A1
see also loss A2
see also tooth A1
2. (= shape) [+ stone, glass, jewel] → tallar; [+ key, hole] → hacer; [+ channel] → abrir, excavar; [+ engraving, record] → grabar
to cut one's way throughabrirse camino por
see also coat A1
3. (= clip, trim) [+ hedge, grass] → cortar; [+ corn, hay] → segar
to get one's hair cutcortarse el pelo
4. (= reduce) [+ wages, prices, production] → reducir, rebajar (by 5% en un 5 por cien) [+ expenditure] → reducir, recortar; [+ taxes, interest rates] → bajar, rebajar; [+ staff, workforce] → reducir, recortar; [+ speech, text] → acortar, hacer cortes en; [+ film] → cortar, hacer cortes en; (= delete) [+ passage] → suprimir, cortar; (= interrupt) → interrumpir, cortar
she cut two seconds off the recordmejoró or rebajó la plusmarca en dos segundos
we cut the journey time by halfreducimos el tiempo de viaje a la mitad
to cut sth/sb shortinterrumpir algo/a algn
see also corner A1
5. (fig) (= hurt) → herir
to cut sb to the quick it cut me to the quickme tocó en lo vivo
6. (= intersect with) [road] → cruzar, atravesar (Math) [line] → cortar
7. (esp US)
to cut classeshacer novillos, ausentarse de clase
to cut sb deadnegar el saludo or (LAm) cortar a algn
8. (= turn off) [+ engine] → parar; (= stop) [+ electricity supply] → cortar, interrumpir
cut all this soft-soaping and tell me what you wantdeja ya de darme coba y dime qué quieres
9. (= adulterate) [+ cocaine etc] → cortar
10. (= succeed) he couldn't cut it as a singercomo cantante no daba la talla
C. VI
1. [person, knife] → cortar; [material] → cortarse
paper cuts easilyel papel se corta fácilmente
she cut into the meloncortó el melón
will that cake cut into six?¿se puede dividir el pastel en seis?
to cut loose (from sth)deshacerse (de algo)
it cuts both waystiene doble filo
2. (Math etc) [lines] → cortarse
3. (= hurry) I must cut along nowtengo que marcharme ya
to cut and runlargarse, escaparse
to cut to the chase (esp US) → ir al grano, dejar de marear la perdiz
4. (Cine, TV) (= change scene) → cortar y pasar
they cut from the palace to the castle scenecortan y pasan del palacio a la escena del castillo
cut!¡corten!
5. (Cards) → cortar
D. ADJ [flowers] → cortado; [glass] → tallado
cut pricea precio reducido, rebajado, de rebaja
cut across VT + PREP
1.atajar por
to cut across a fieldatajar por un campo
to cut across countryatajar por el campo
2. (fig) this cuts across the usual categoriesesto rebasa las categorías establecidas
cut along VI + ADVirse de prisa
cut away VT + ADV [+ unwanted part] → cortar, eliminar
cut back
A. VT + ADV
1. (= prune) [+ plant] → podar
2. (= reduce) [+ production, expenditure, staff] → reducir, recortar
to cut sth back by 50%reducir algo en un 50 por ciento
B. VI + ADV
1. (= make savings) → economizar
to cut back on sth = cut down B
2. (Cine) (= flash back) → volver (to a)
cut down
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ tree] → cortar, talar; [+ enemy] → matar; [+ clothes] → acortar
2. (= reduce) [+ consumption] → reducir; [+ expenditure] → reducir, recortar; [+ text] → acortar, abreviar
to cut sb down to sizebajar los humos a algn
B. VI + ADV you're drinking too much, you really should cut downbebes demasiado, deberías moderarte
to cut down on [+ fatty food] → reducir el consumo de; [+ expenditure] → moderar, reducir; [+ public services] → recortar, reducir
I'm cutting down on coffee and cigarettesestoy intentando tomar menos café y fumar menos
cut in
A. VI + ADV (in conversation) → interrumpir (Aut) → meterse delante
to cut in on a conversationinterrumpir una conversación
B. VT + ADV to cut sb in (on sth)incluir a algn (en algo)
cut into VI + PREP to cut into one's holidaysinterrumpir sus vacaciones
we shall have to cut into our savingstendremos que usar una parte de los ahorros
cut off VT + ADV
1. (with scissors, knife) → cortar; (= amputate) → amputar, quitar
they cut off his headle cortaron la cabeza
to cut off one's nose to spite one's facetirar piedras contra su propio tejado
2. (= disconnect) [+ telephone, gas] → cortar, desconectar
we've been cut off (Telec) → nos han cortado la comunicación
3. (= interrupt) to cut sb off in the middle of a sentencecortar or interrumpir a algn en mitad de una frase, no dejar terminar a algn
to cut off sb's suppliescortar or interrumpir el suministro a algn
4. (= isolate) → aislar
I feel very cut off, living out here in the countryme siento muy aislado, viviendo aquí en el campo
cut off by floodsaislado por las inundaciones
we were cut off by the snowquedamos bloqueados por la nieve
the village was cut off for several days by the snowla aldea quedó aislada or incomunicada por la nieve durante varios días
to cut o.s. off from sth/sbaislarse de algo/algn
to cut off the enemy's retreatcortar la retirada al enemigo
to cut sb off without a pennydesheredar completamente a algn
cut out
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ article, picture] → recortar; [+ dress, skirt etc] → cortar; [+ diseased part] → extirpar
to be cut out for sth/to do sthestar hecho para ser algo/hacer algo
he's not cut out to be a poetno tiene madera de poeta
you'll have your work cut out for youte va a costar trabajo
he had his work cut out to finish ittuvo que trabajar duro para terminarlo
2. (= exclude) [+ unnecessary details] → eliminar, suprimir; [+ light] → tapar; [+ intermediary, middleman] → saltarse a, eliminar
he cut his nephew out of his willborró de su testamento la mención del sobrino
you can cut that out for a start!¡para empezar deja de hacer eso!
cut out the singing!¡basta ya de cantar!
cut it out!¡basta ya!
3. (= give up) [+ fatty food] → dejar de comer
to cut out alcohol/cigarettesdejar de beber/fumar
4. (= delete) → suprimir
B. VI + ADV [car engine] → pararse (Elec) → cortarse, interrumpirse
cut through VI + PREP
1. (lit) [+ bone, cable] → atravesar, traspasar; [+ jungle, undergrowth] → abrirse camino a través de
2. (= take short cut via) → atajar por, cortar por
to cut through the laneatajar or cortar por el callejón
3. (= circumvent) → saltarse, sortear
we have to find a way to cut through all this red tapehay que encontrar la manera de saltarse or sortear todo este papeleo
cut up
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ food, paper, wood] → cortar en pedazos; [+ meat] → picar; (= wound) → herir, acuchillar
2. to be cut up about sth (= hurt) → estar muy afectado por algo; (= annoyed) → estar muy molesto por algo
he was very cut up by the death of his sonestaba muy afectado por la muerte de su hijo
B. VI + ADV to cut up roughponerse agresivo

cut

[ˈkʌt] vb [cut] [ˈkʌt] (pt, pp)
vt
(with scissors, knife, gen)couper; [+ meat] → découper
I'll cut some bread → Je vais couper du pain.
to cut oneself → se couper
to cut one's finger → se couper le doigt
I cut my foot on a piece of glass → Je me suis coupé au pied avec un morceau de verre.
to cut a hole in sth → faire un trou dans qch
to cut one's nails → se couper les ongles
to cut one's hair → se couper les cheveux
to get one's hair cut → se faire couper les cheveux
to cut o.s. loose (from ropes, binding etc)se libérer
He managed to reach the knife and cut himself loose → Il parvint à s'emparer du couteau et se libéra en coupant ses liens.
[+ grass, lawn] → tondre
(to specific shape) [+ key, hedge, crystal] → tailler
(= lower) [+ price, taxes, interest rates] → baisser; [+ costs, spending] → réduire
[+ jobs] → supprimer; [+ workforce] → réduire
(= remove) [+ scene, episode] → supprimer
to cut sth short [+ conversation, interview] → couper court à qch; [+ holiday, visit, stay, trip] → interrompre qch
(not go to) [+ appointment] → manquer; [+ lecture] → sécher
to cut class (US)sécher les cours
(= ignore) [+ person] → ignorer
to cut sb dead → ignorer complètement qn
[baby] to cut teeth → faire ses dents
to cut a tooth → percer une dent
(= make) to cut a deal → faire un marché, conclure un marché
(= cope) he can't cut it → il n'est pas à la hauteur, il n'est pas cap
vi
[scissors, knife] → couper
to cut loose (fig) (free o.s. from sb's influence or authority)se libérer
to cut loose from sb/sth → se libérer de qn/qch
to cut and run → mettre les bouts
to cut both ways → être à double tranchant
n
(= slit, wound) → coupure f
He's got a cut on his forehead → Il a une coupure au front.
(= lowering) (in prices, interest rates, taxes, salary)baisse f; (in costs, spending)réduction f
a cut in prices → une baisse des prix
a cut in interest rates → une baisse des taux d'intérêts
a cut in government spending → une réduction des dépenses publiques
(= piece) [meat] → morceau m
cold cuts (US)assiette f anglaise
(= shape, design) [clothes] → coupe f
[jewel] → taille f
(= haircut) → coupe f cut and blow-dry
to be a cut above sb/sth → être nettement mieux que qn/qch
the cut and thrust of sth → la lutte acharnée de qch
adj [jewel] → taillé(e)
cut back
vt sep
[+ plants] → tailler
[+ production, expenditure] → réduire
cut back on
vt fus [+ spending, investment] → économiser sur; [+ food, fat] → réduire; [+ treats] → se permettre moins de
cut down
vt sep
[+ tree] → abattre
(fig) to cut sb down to size → remettre qn à sa place
cut down on
vt fus (= reduce intake of) [+ fat, salt, alcohol] → réduire sa consommation de
cut in
vi
(= interrupt) (on conversation)interrompre
to cut in on sb → couper la parole à qn
(in car)faire une queue de poisson
cut off
vt sep
(= remove) [+ piece, part] → couper
[+ area, town] → isoler
(= disconnect) [+ electricity, gas, water supply] → couper
The electricity was cut off → L'électricité a été coupée.
we've been cut off (on phone, during a call)nous avons été coupés; (permanently)la ligne a été coupée
cut out
vt sep
[+ picture] → découper
(= remove) → supprimer
(= stop using, stop taking) [+ alcohol, fatty food] → arrêter
to cut out smoking → arrêter de fumer
to cut out cigarettes → arrêter la cigarette
cut up
vt sep
(= chop up) [+ food] → couper; [+ meat] → découper
(= dissect) [+ dead animal, corpse] → disséquer
(in car)faire une queue de poisson àcut and blow-dry ncoupe-brushing mcut-and-dried cut and dried [ˌkʌtəndˈdraɪd] adj (= clear-cut) [answer, situation, situation] → net(te); [formula] → tout(e) fait(e); [issue] → simple

cut

vb: pret, ptp <cut>
NOUN
= result of cuttingSchnitt m; (= wound)Schnittwunde f, → Schnitt m; he was treated for minor cuts and bruiseser wurde wegen kleinerer Schnittwunden und Prellungen behandelt; to make a cut in somethingin etw (acc)einen Einschnitt machen
= act of cuttingSchnitt m; (with sword, whip) → Hieb m, → Schlag m; I need a cutich muss mir die Haare schneiden lassen; his hair could do with a cutseine Haare könnten mal wieder geschnitten werden; a cut from his swordein Schlag mit seinem Schwert; he’s/it’s a cut above the rest of themer/es ist den anderen um einiges überlegen; the cut and thrust of politics/publishingdas Spannungsfeld der Politik/der Trubel des Verlagswesens; the cut and thrust of the debatedie Hitze der Debatte
= reduction in prices → Senkung f, → Herabsetzung f; (in quality) → Verminderung f; (in quantity, length etc) → Verringerung f; (in expenses, salaries, expenditure, budget etc) → Kürzung f; (in working hours, holidays) → (Ver)kürzung f; (in programme, text, film) → Kürzung f; (in production, output) → Einschränkung f; a cut in prices/taxeseine Senkung der Preise/Steuern (gen), → eine Preis-/Steuersenkung; a 1% cut in interest rateseine 1%ige Senkung des Zinssatzes; he had to take a cut in (his) salaryer musste eine Gehaltskürzung hinnehmen; the censor had made so many cutsdie Zensur hatte so viel gestrichen
of clothes, hairSchnitt m; (of jewel)Schliff m
of meatStück nt
= share infAnteil m, → Teil m; to get one’s cutseinen Teil or Anteil bekommen; to take one’s cutsich (dat)seinen Teil or Anteil nehmen; a cut of the profits/proceedsein Teil mder Gewinne/Einnahmen
= gibeSpitze f, → spitze Bemerkung; that remark was a cut at mediese Bemerkung war auf mich gemünzt; the unkindest cut of all (prov) → der schlimmste Schlag
Mus → Track m; a cut from her forthcoming albumein Track mvon ihrem nächsten Album
= route, waterway = short routeAbkürzung f; (= connecting alleyway etc)Verbindungsweg m; (= canal)Kanal m
= woodcutHolzschnitt m
Elec → Unterbrechung f (→ in +gen); (planned) → Sperre f; power/electricity cutStromausfall m; (planned) → Stromsperre f
Cards → Abheben nt; it’s your cutdu hebst ab
Sport to give a cut to the ballden Ball anschneiden
ADJECTIVE
geschnitten; bread(auf)geschnitten; grassgemäht; pricesermäßigt, herabgesetzt; to have a cut finger/hand/lipeine Schnittwunde am Finger/an der Hand/an der Lippe haben; finely cut featuresfein geschnittene Züge pl; a well-cut dressein gut geschnittenes Kleid; cut flowersSchnittblumen pl; hand-cut crystalhandgeschliffenes Kristall; the cut version of a filmdie gekürzte or (= censored also) zensierte Fassung eines Films ? half-cut
TRANSITIVE VERB
= make cut in with knife, scissors → schneiden; fabriczuschneiden; cakeanschneiden; ropedurchschneiden; (Naut) → kappen; grassmähen; to cut one’s finger/lip/legsich (dat)am Finger/an der Lippe/am Bein schneiden; (with knife, razor etc also) → sich (dat)in den Finger/in die Lippe/ins Bein schneiden; to cut one’s nailssich (dat)die Nägel schneiden; to cut oneself (shaving)sich (beim Rasieren) schneiden; to cut something in half/threeetw halbieren/dritteln, etw in zwei/drei Teile schneiden; the road cuts the village in twodie Straße schneidet das Dorf in zwei Teile; to cut a hole in somethingein Loch in etw (acc)schneiden; to cut to pieceszerstückeln; sb’s reputationzerstören; to cut openaufschneiden; he cut his head opener hat sich (dat)den Kopf aufgeschlagen; to have or get one’s hair cutsich (dat)die Haare schneiden lassen; to cut somebody free/loosejdn losschneiden
= cut offabschneiden; (with sword, axe) → abschlagen, abhacken
= make by cutting stepsschlagen, hauen; channel, trenchgraben, ausheben; figure (in wood) → schnitzen (in aus); (in stone) → hauen (in aus); glass, crystal, diamondschleifen; suit, dress, skirtzuschneiden; keyanfertigen; to cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth (prov) → sich nach der Decke strecken; to cut a fine/sorry figureeine gute/schlechte Figur machen or abgeben
= break off electricityabstellen; gas(ab)sperren, abstellen; power supplyunterbrechen; ties, linksabbrechen; to cut all one’s ties (fig)alle Verbindungen abbrechen (with zu)
= skip lecture, classschwänzen (inf); to cut schooldie Schule schwänzen (inf)
= intersect lineschneiden; (path, road)kreuzen
= reduce pricessenken, herabsetzen; qualityvermindern; quantityreduzieren; working hours, holidays(ver)kürzen; expenses, salary, text, programme, filmkürzen; production, outputverringern, einschränken
= remove part of programme, text, filmstreichen; to cut and paste text (Comput) text etcausschneiden; they cut him from the teamsie warfen ihn aus dem Team
= censor filmTeile streichen aus
= cause pain or suffering toschmerzen; the wind cut his faceder Wind schnitt ihm ins Gesicht ? quick N a
Cards to cut the cards/the packabheben
Sport ball(an)schneiden
= edit filmschneiden, cutten
Mus recordpressen; (singer)machen
= stop engineabstellen; (inf) noiseaufhören mit; cut the crap! (sl)hör mit dem Scheiß auf! (inf)
= divide if we cut the profits three wayswenn wir den Gewinn dritteln or unter drei verteilen or aufteilen
= manage inf he can’t cut iter bringts nicht (inf)
set structures
? to cut sb/sth short to cut somebody shortjdm das Wort abschneiden; to cut something shortetw vorzeitig abbrechen; to cut a long story shortkurz und gut, der langen Rede kurzer Sinn
? to cut sb dead (Brit) → jdn wie Luft behandeln
? to cut a deal (esp US inf) → ein Geschäft machen
? to cut a toothzahnen, einen Zahn bekommen; to cut one’s teeth on something (fig)sich (dat)die (ersten) Sporen mit or an etw (dat)verdienen
? to cut it fine (Brit) → knapp bemessen or kalkulieren; don’t cut it too fine with your essaylass es mit deinem Aufsatz nicht auf die letzte Minute ankommen; £10 would be cutting it rather fine£ 10 wären etwas knapp (bemessen); 2.20 would be cutting it a bit fine2.20 Uhr wäre ein bisschen knapp; aren’t you cutting it a bit fine?ist das nicht ein bisschen knapp?
? to cut one’s losseseine Sache abschließen, ehe der Schaden (noch) größer wird
INTRANSITIVE VERB
instrument, knife, scissorsschneiden; (lawn mower)mähen, schneiden; to cut loose (Naut) → losmachen; (fig)sich losmachen; (US inf) → loslegen (inf)
? to cut both ways (fig)ein zweischneidiges Schwert sein
? to cut and runabhauen (inf), → die Beine in die Hand nehmen (inf)
material paper cuts easilyPapier lässt sich leicht schneiden
= intersect lines, roadssich schneiden
Film = change scenesüberblenden (to zu); (= stop filming)aufhören, abbrechen; cut!Schnitt!, aus! ? chase
Cards → abheben; to cut for dealerden Geber auslosen (durch Ziehen einer Karte)
Sport → den Ball/die Bälle (an)schneiden; to cut at a balleinen Ball anschneiden
PHRASAL VERBS
? cut across vi +prep obj
(lit)hinübergehen/-fahren etc (→ prep obj über +acc); you can cut across hereSie können hier hinüber; if you cut across the fieldswenn Sie über die Felder gehen; to cut across countryquerfeldein gehen/fahren etc
(fig) theory etcwidersprechen (→ prep obj +dat); this problem cuts across all agesdieses Problem betrifft alle Altersgruppen

? cut away vt sepwegschneiden; the dress was cut away at the backdas Kleid war hinten or im Rücken (tief) ausgeschnitten
? cut back vi
(= go back)zurückgehen; (in car) → zurückfahren; (Film) → zurückblenden
(= reduce expenditure etc)sich einschränken; to cut back on expenses etcdie Ausgaben etc einschränken; to cut back on productiondie Produktion zurückschrauben; to cut back on smoking/sweetsweniger rauchen/Süßigkeiten essen
vt sep
plantszurückschneiden
productionzurückschrauben; outgoingseinschränken; programmekürzen

? cut down vt sep
treefällen; cornschneiden; person (with sword) → (mit dem Schwert) niederstrecken
(= make smaller) number, expenseseinschränken; textzusammenstreichen (→ to auf +acc); to cut somebody down to sizejdn auf seinen Platz verweisen
usu pass (= kill)dahinraffen (geh); a young man cut down in his primeein junger Mann, der im Frühling seiner Jahre dahingerafft wurde (liter)
vi (= reduce intake, expenditure etc)sich einschränken; to cut down on somethingetw einschränken; to cut down on smokingdas Rauchen einschränken; to cut down on sweetsweniger Süßigkeiten essen
? cut in vi
(= interrupt)sich einschalten (→ on in +acc); to cut in on somebodyjdn unterbrechen; to cut in on somethingsich in etw (acc)einschalten
(= cut towards the centre) (blade)einschneiden; to cut in on somebody’s marketsich in jds Revier (acc)drängen (inf); he cut in to the centre of the pitcher zog ins Mittelfeld herüber
(Aut: = swerve in front) → sich direkt vor ein anderes/das andere Auto hineindrängen; to cut in in front of somebodyjdn schneiden; he cut in so sharply that the car behind had to swerveer zog so schnell herüber, dass das nachfolgende Auto ausweichen musste
vt sep to cut somebody in on somethingjdn an etw (dat)beteiligen
? cut into vi +prep obj
(= make a cut in) cake, meatanschneiden
(= swerve into) line of trafficsich drängeln in (+acc); woods, alleywayschnell einbiegen in (+acc)
(= interrupt) conversationfallen in (+acc)
(fig: = make inroads into) savingsein Loch reißen in (+acc); holidaysverkürzen

? cut off vt sep
(with knife etc) → abschneiden; (with sword etc) → abschlagen; to cut off somebody’s headjdm den Kopf abschlagen
town, supplyabschneiden; allowancesperren; to cut off the enemy’s retreat/suppliesdem Feind den Rückzug/die Zufuhr abschneiden; his deafness cut him off from othersseine Taubheit schnitt ihn von der Umwelt ab; we’re very cut off out herewir leben hier draußen sehr abgeschieden; that’s it, you’re cut off (US inf: = no more alcohol) → okay, dir reichts für heute (inf)
(= disinherit)enterben; to cut somebody off without a pennyjdn enterben
(= disconnect) gas, telephone etcabstellen; we’ve been cut off (Telec) → wir sind unterbrochen worden
(= break off) discussion, relationsabbrechen; to cut somebody off in the middle of a sentencejdn mitten im Satz unterbrechen

? cut out vi (engine, radio transmission)aussetzen vt sep
(= remove by cutting)ausschneiden; malignant growthherausschneiden
(= form by cutting) coat, dresszuschneiden; they had cut out a path through the junglesie hatten (→ sich dat) → einen Weg durch den Dschungel geschlagen or gebahnt
(= delete)(heraus)streichen; (= not bother with)verzichten auf (+acc), → sich (dat)schenken; smoking, swearing etcaufhören mit, sein lassen (inf); double glazing cuts out the noiseDoppelfenster verhindern, dass der Lärm hereindringt; cut it out! (inf)hör auf damit!, lass das (sein)! (inf); cut out the nonsenselass den Unsinn; and you can cut out the self-pity for a start!und mit Selbstmitleid brauchst du gar nicht erst zu kommen or anzufangen!
(fig) to be cut out for somethingzu etw geeignet or gemacht sein; to be cut out to be somethingdazu geeignet sein, etw zu sein or zu werden; he’s not cut out to be a doctorer ist nicht zum Arzt geeignet, er hat nicht das Zeug zum Arzt
to have one’s work cut outalle Hände voll zu tun haben

? cut through vt sep he couldn’t cut his way throughes gelang ihm nicht durchzukommen; we cut through the housing estatewir gingen/fuhren durch die Siedlung; the boat cut through the wavesdas Boot bahnte sich seinen Weg durch die Wellen
? cut up vi to cut up rough (Brit inf) → Krach schlagen (inf) vt sep
meataufschneiden; woodspalten; (fig) enemy, armyvernichten
(Aut) to cut somebody upjdn schneiden

cut

:
cut loaf
naufgeschnittenes Brot
cutoff
n
(Tech, device) → Ausschaltmechanismus m
(also cutoff point)Trennlinie f
cutout
n
(= model)Ausschneidemodell nt; (= figure, doll)Ausschneidepuppe f; his characters are just cardboard cutsseine Figuren sind einfach nur oberflächlich; cut bookAusschneidebogen m
(of engine)Aussetzen nt; it has an automatic cutes setzt automatisch aus
(Elec) → Sperre f
adj
model etczum Ausschneiden
(Elec) → Abschalt-; cut deviceAbschaltautomatik f
cut-price
adjzu Schleuderpreisen; cut offerBilligangebot nt; cut retailer (Comm) → Discounter m
cut-rate
adjzu verbilligtem Tarif
cut sheet feed
n (Comput) → Einzelblatteinzug m

cut

[kʌt] (cut (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (gen) → taglio (Med) → taglio, incisione f (Cards) → alzata
the cut and thrust of politics → i vivaci contrasti della politica
he's a cut above the others → è di gran lunga migliore degli altri
b. (reduction, in salary, spending) → riduzione f, taglio; (deletion, in film, text) → taglio
power cut → interruzione di corrente elettrica
to take a cut in salary → avere una riduzione dello stipendio
c. (of clothes, hair) → taglio
d. (of meat, piece) → taglio, pezzo, parte f (fam) (share) → parte
cold cuts (Am) → affettati mpl
2. adj (flowers) → reciso/a; (glass) → intagliato/a
3. vt
a. (gen) → tagliare (Cards) → alzare
to cut one's finger → tagliarsi un dito
to cut a tooth → mettere un dente
to cut sth in half/in two → tagliare qc a metà/in due
he is cutting his own throat (fig) → si sta dando la zappa sui piedi
to cut to pieces (army) (fig) → fare a pezzi, distruggere
to cut sth to size → tagliare qc su misura
to cut open → aprire con un coltello (or con le forbici )
he cut his head open → si è spaccato la testa
to cut sb free → liberare qn (tagliando qc)
it cut me to the quick or the heart (fig) → mi ha ferito profondamente
b. (shape, gen, jewel) → tagliare; (steps, channel) → scavare; (key) → fare una copia di, riprodurre; (glass) → lavorare; (figure, statue) → scolpire; (engrave) → incidere, intagliare; (record) → incidere
to cut one's way through → aprirsi la strada attraverso
to cut one's coat according to one's cloth (fig) → non fare il passo più lungo della gamba
c. (clip, trim, hair, nails, hedge) → tagliare
to get one's hair cut → farsi tagliare i capelli
d. (reduce, wages, prices, production) → ridurre; (expenses) → ridurre, limitare, tagliare; (speech) → abbreviare; (text, film) → tagliare; (interrupt) → interrompere
to cut sb/sth short → interrompere qn/qc
to cut 30 seconds off a record (Sport) → abbassare un record di 30 secondi
e. (intersect) → intersecare, tagliare
f. (fam) (avoid, class, lecture, appointment) → saltare
to cut sb dead → ignorare qn completamente
4. vi
a. (person, knife) → tagliare
she cut into the melon → ha affondato il coltello nel melone
it cuts both ways (fig) → è un'arma a doppio taglio
to cut and run (fam) → tagliare la corda
to cut loose (from sth) (fig) → staccarsi (da qc)
b. (hurry) to cut across country/through the lanetagliare per la campagna/per il sentiero
I must cut along now → ora devo avviarmi
c. (Cine) the film cut from the bedroom to the gardenla scena del film si è spostata dalla stanza da letto al giardino
cut! → stop!
d. (Cards) → tagliare il mazzo
cut away vt + advtagliare via
cut across vi + prep (fig) (barriers, boundaries) → trascendere
cut back
1. vi + adv (on costs) → limitare or tagliare le spese; (on staff) → ridurre il personale
2. vt + adv (plants) → potare; (production, expenditure, staff) → ridurre
cut down vt + adv
a. (tree) → abbattere; (enemy) → falciare
b. (reduce, consumption, expenses) → ridurre, tagliare
to cut sb down to size (fig) → sgonfiare or ridimensionare qn
cut down on vi + adv + prepridurre, diminuire
cut in vi + adv to cut in (on) (interrupt, conversation) → intromettersi (in) (Aut) → tagliare la strada (a)
cut off vt + adv
a. (gen) → tagliare
to cut off one's nose to spite one's face (fam) → farsi dispetto
b. (disconnect, telephone, gas) → tagliare; (engine) → spegnere
we've been cut off (Telec) → è caduta la linea
c. (isolate) → isolare
they feel very cut off → si sentono tagliati fuori dal mondo or isolati
to cut o.s. off from sth/sb → allontanarsi or isolarsi da qc/qn
to cut off the enemy's retreat → tagliare la ritirata al nemico
to cut sb off without a penny → diseredare qn
cut out
1. vi + adv (engine) → spegnersi
2. vt + adv
a. (article, picture) → ritagliare; (statue, figure) → scolpire; (dress) → tagliare
to be cut out for sth/to do sth (fig) → essere tagliato/a per qc/per fare qc
you'll have your work cut out for you → avrai un bel daffare
b. (delete) → eliminare, togliere
c. (stop, give up) → eliminare
cut it out! (fam) → dacci un taglio!
cut up
1. vt + adv
a. (gen) → tagliare; (chop, food) → sminuzzare
b. (fam) to be cut up about sth (hurt) → rimanere sconvolto/a per qc; (annoyed) → essere arrabbiato/a per qc
2. vi + adv to cut up rough (fam) → perdere le staffe

cut

(kat) present participle ˈcutting: past tense past participle cut verb
1. to make an opening in, usually with something with a sharp edge. He cut the paper with a pair of scissors.
2. to separate or divide by cutting. She cut a slice of bread; The child cut out the pictures; She cut up the meat into small pieces.
3. to make by cutting. She cut a hole in the cloth.
4. to shorten by cutting; to trim. to cut hair; I'll cut the grass.
5. to reduce. They cut my wages by ten per cent.
6. to remove. They cut several passages from the film.
7. to wound or hurt by breaking the skin (of). I cut my hand on a piece of glass.
8. to divide (a pack of cards).
9. to stop. When the actress said the wrong words, the director ordered `Cut!'
10. to take a short route or way. He cut through/across the park on his way to the office; A van cut in in front of me on the motorway.
11. to meet and cross (a line or geometrical figure). An axis cuts a circle in two places.
12. to stay away from (a class, lecture etc). He cut school and went to the cinema.
13. (also cut dead) to ignore completely. She cut me dead in the High Street.
noun
1. the result of an act of cutting. a cut on the head; a power-cut (= stoppage of electrical power); a haircut; a cut in prices.
2. the way in which something is tailored, fashioned etc. the cut of the jacket.
3. a piece of meat cut from an animal. a cut of beef.
ˈcutter noun
1. a person or thing that cuts. a wood-cutter; a glass-cutter.
2. a type of small sailing ship.
ˈcutting noun
1. a piece of plant cut off and replanted to form another plant.
2. an article cut out from a newspaper etc. She collects cuttings about the Royal Family.
3. a trench dug through a hillside etc, in which a railway, road etc is built.
adjective
insulting or offending. a cutting remark.
cut glass
glass with ornamental patterns cut on the surface, used for drinking glasses etc.
ˈcut-price
cheaper than normal. cut-price goods; a cut-price store.
ˈcut-throat noun
a murderer.
adjective
fierce; ruthless. cut-throat business competition.
a cut above
(obviously) better than. He's a cut above the average engineer.
cut and dried
fixed and definite. cut-and-dried opinions.
cut back to reduce considerably: The government cut back (on) public spending (noun ˈcutback)
cut both ways
to affect both parts of a question, both people involved, good and bad points etc. That argument cuts both ways!
cut a dash
to have a smart or striking appearance. He cuts a dash in his purple suit.
cut down
1. to cause to fall by cutting. He has cut down the apple tree.
2. to reduce (an amount taken etc). I haven't given up smoking but I'm cutting down.
cut in
to interrupt. She cut in with a remark.
cut it fine
to allow barely enough time, money etc for something that must be done.
cut no ice
to have no effect. This sort of flattery cuts no ice with me.
cut off
1. to interrupt or break a telephone connection. I was cut off in the middle of the telephone call.
2. to separate. They were cut off from the rest of the army.
3. to stop or prevent delivery of. They've cut off our supplies of coal.
cut one's losses
to decide to spend no more money, effort etc on something which is proving unprofitable.
cut one's teeth
to grow one's first teeth. The baby's cutting his first tooth.
cut out
1. to stop working, sometimes because of a safety device. The engines cut out (noun ˈcut-out).
2. to stop. I've cut out smoking.
cut short
1. to make shorter than intended. He cut short his holiday to deal with the crisis.
2. to cause (someone) to stop talking by interrupting them. I tried to apologize but he cut me short.

cut

جُرْح, يُقَطِّعُ, يَقْطَعُ řezat, říznout se, říznutí rift, skære schneiden, Schnitt, sich schneiden κόβομαι, κόβω, κόψιμο cortar, cortarse, corte leikata, leikkaus couper, coupure, se couper porezati se, rez, sjeći tagliare, taglio 切ってけがをする, 切る, 切断 자르다, 자른 부분 snee, snijden kutt, kutte, skjære cięcie, skaleczyć się, uciąć cortar, corte порез, порезаться, резать skära, skärsår ตัด, บาด ทำให้บาด, บาดแผล kesme, kesmek cắt, cắt trúng tay, vết cắt , 切口, 割伤

cut

n. cortada, cortadura;
vt. cortar;
to ___ downrebajar, reducir;
to ___ offextirpar, amputar; [oneself] cortarse.

cut

n cortada, herida; vt (pret & pp cut; ger cutting) cortar; Did you cut your finger?..¿Se cortó en el dedo?; to — down (on) (fam) usar or consumir menos, bajar(le) a; You need to cut down on salt..Tiene que consumir menos sal; to — off cortar, amputar; to — oneself cortarse; Did you cut yourself?.. ¿Se cortó?; to — one’s nails cortarse las uñas; to have one’s hair — cortarse el pelo
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I'm the oldest," began Meg, but Jo cut in with a decided, "I'm the man of the family now Papa is away, and I shall provide the slippers, for he told me to take special care of Mother while he was gone.
Going into his house he cut slices of bread and spread honey upon them.
I guess the professor has plainly shown that he wouldn't like anything better than to cut Tom out with Mary.
The land was growing rougher; I was told that we were approaching Squaw Creek, which cut up the west half of the Shimerdas' place and made the land of little value for farming.
Pontellier to cut out--a marvel of construction, fashioned to enclose a baby's body so effectually that only two small eyes might look out from the garment, like an Eskimo's.
After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.
When I was young I was taken to a place where these cruel things were done; I was tied up, and made fast so that I could not stir, and then they came and cut off my long and beautiful tail, through the flesh and through the bone, and took it away.
By tonight," Jokubas answered, "they will all be killed and cut up; and over there on the other side of the packing houses are more railroad tracks, where the cars come to take them away.
These ropes were cut from time to time, and were left behind.
But, as you had none about you, and knew I had, you desired me to supply him; and so I took mine out and cut him a piece; but it was a great deal too large, and he cut it smaller, and kept playing some time with what was left, before he gave it back to me.
There's lots o' dead wood as ought to be cut out," he said.
Such lawing also shall be done by the assize commonly used, and which is, that three claws shall be cut off without the ball of the right foot.