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Related to crosscut: crosscut saw
tr.v. cross·cut, cross·cut·ting, cross·cuts
1. To cut or run across or through.
2. To cut using a crosscut saw.
3. To interweave (two separate, usually concurrent scenes or sequences) in a film.
1. Constructed or used for cutting crosswise: crosscut teeth on a saw.
2. Cut across or crosswise: a crosscut slice of beef; a crosscut incision.
1. A course or cut going crosswise.
2. A path more direct than the main path; a shortcut.
3. A level in a mine driven so that it intersects a vein of ore.
4. A crosscut saw.
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cut at right angles or obliquely to the major axis
1. a transverse cut or course
2. a less common word for short cut
3. (Mining & Quarrying) mining a tunnel through a vein of ore or from the shaft to a vein
vb, -cuts, -cutting or -cut
4. to cut across
5. (Film) films Also: intercut to link (two sequences or two shots) so that they appear to be taking place at the same time
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adj., n., v. -cut, -cut•ting. adj.
1. made or used for cutting crosswise.
2. cut across the grain or on the bias.n.
3. a transverse cut or course.
4. a shortcut diagonally across a network of roads or paths.
5. a passageway in an underground mine, usu. from a shaft to a vein of ore or crosswise of a vein of ore.
6. an act or instance of crosscutting.v.t.
7. to cut or go across.
8. to insert into a particular film or television scene or sequence (portions of another scene).v.i.
9. to employ crosscutting.
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Past participle: crosscut
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|Noun||1.||crosscut - a diagonal path|
|2.||crosscut - a route shorter than the usual one|
|Verb||1.||crosscut - cut using a diagonal line|
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
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