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1. the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.
2. something inserted into another thing.


(ˈkyu tɪn)

a transparent waxy substance constituting, together with cellulose, the cuticle of plants.
[1860–65; < Latin cut(is) skin, cutis + -in1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cut-in - (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
broadcasting - taking part in a radio or tv program
2.cut-in - (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
disruption, interruption, gap, break - an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity; "it was presented without commercial breaks"; "there was a gap in his account"
cinema, film, celluloid - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
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performing cut-in painting is where there are still manual operations to be found.
At selected times during the SRN's pre-debate coverage, as well as following the debate itself, Gallagher will offer remote cut-ins with reaction to the debate from Hillsdale students.
Live cut-ins will feature a celebrity phone bank staffed by stars such as Uzo Aduba, Fred Armisen, Andy Cohen, Tony Danza, Larry David, Willie Geist, Susan Sarandon, Martin Short and Larry Wilmore.
The work consists of the installation of approximately 6,100 linear feet of 8-inch HDPE for directional drill, 2,800 linear feet of 8-inch PVC, 260 linear feet of 6-inch PVC, all installed by open cut; 480 service line installations with new meters, numerous connections, cut-ins, and fire hydrant assemblies; pavement repair and replacement; surface restoration and appurtenances.
It was just local cut-ins, I remember that day like it was yesterday.
The now three-hour show is mostly taped with a few local cut-ins and no national numbers.
To focus on the bigger benefit for viewers, all first- and second-round contests will be carried live and in their entirety on either CBS, TNT, TBS or Turner's truTV channel, rather than be stuffed into a CBS window with cut-ins that only serve to frustrate out-of-market followers for the past several years.
It was going to be ABC News with our local cut-ins, but I suspect that that will come up again.
The grocer's "shelf" is where new items, out-of-stocks, product rotation, picture-perfect packages, resets, cut-ins, scan-based trading, demand pricing, speed to market and CPG retail coverage come together in a symphony of broken practices.
Bruce Cerveny, senior staff engineer, Anadarko Energy, said, "The main reason I chose to work with an internal, fitting-type system (on this project) is that you can go back to the pipeline and do cut-ins and tie-ins where you need to do them.
Among their vast array of retail services are cut-ins, resets, display setups, store openings, fixture assemblies, blitz merchandising, and mapping solutions.
Douglass, who appears on the morning show Tuesdays through Fridays and does weather cut-ins during Saturday's national "Today Show," has also been busy working with counterpart Ron Sherman doing commercials in such regional markets as Atlanta and Dallas.