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Verb: cut (cut,cutting)  kút
  1. Separate with or as if with an instrument
    "Cut the rope"
  2. Make a reduction in, cut down on
    "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"; "cut down your daily fat intake";
    - reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down
  3. Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    "The car cut to the left at the intersection";
    - swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew
  4. Make an incision or separation
    "cut along the dotted line"
  5. Discharge from a group
    "The coach cut two players from the team"
  6. Form by probing, penetrating, or digging
    "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
  7. (fashion) Style or make in a certain fashion
    "cut a dress";
    - tailor
  8. (sport) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
    "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
  9. Fill in and give as payment
    "cut a ticket";
    - write out, issue, make out
  10. Separate and assemble the components of
    "cut recording tape";
    - edit, edit out
  11. Intentionally fail to attend
    "cut class";
    - skip
  12. Be able to manage or manage successfully
    "she could not cut the long days in the office";
    - hack [informal]
  13. Give the appearance or impression of
    "cut a nice figure"
  14. (boxing) move (one's fist)
    "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
  15. Pass directly and often in haste
    "We cut through the neighbour's yard to get home sooner"
  16. Pass through or across
    "The boat cut the water"
  17. Make an abrupt change of image or sound
    "cut from one scene to another"
  18. Stop filming
    "cut a movie scene"
  19. Make a recording of
    "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
  20. Record a performance on (a medium)
    "cut a record"
  21. Create by duplicating data
    "cut a disk";
    - burn
  22. Form or shape by cutting or incising
    "cut paper dolls"
  23. Perform or carry out
    "cut a caper"
  24. Function as a cutting instrument
    "This knife cuts well"
  25. Allow incision or separation
    "This bread cuts easily"
  26. Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
    "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
  27. Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    "cut the engine";
    - switch off, turn off, turn out
  28. Reap or harvest
    "cut grain"
  29. Fell by sawing; hew
    "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
  30. Penetrate injuriously
    "The glass from the shattered windscreen cut into her forehead"
  31. Refuse to acknowledge
    "She cut him dead at the meeting";
    - ignore, disregard, snub
  32. Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
    "cut my hair"
  33. Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet";
    - prune, rationalize, rationalise [Brit]
  34. Dissolve by breaking down the fat of
    "soap cuts grease"
  35. Have a reducing effect
    "This cuts into my earnings"
  36. Cease, stop
    "We had to cut short the conversation"; "cut the noise";
    - cut off
  37. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    "The manuscript must be cut";
    - abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce
  38. Lessen the strength or flavour of a solution or mixture
    "cut bourbon";
    - dilute, thin, thin out, reduce
  39. Have grow through the gums
    "The baby cut a tooth"
  40. Grow through the gums
    "The new tooth is cutting"
  41. Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
    "the vet cut the young horse";
    - geld
Adjective: cut  kút
  1. 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"
  2. Fashioned or shaped by cutting
    "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
  3. Made neat and tidy by trimming
    "his neatly cut hair";
    - trimmed
  4. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
    "the smell of newly cut hay";
    - mown
  5. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
    "the cut pages of the book"
  6. With parts removed
    "the drastically cut film";
    - shortened
  7. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
    "a cut horse";
    - emasculated, gelded
  8. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
    "the cut prices attracted buyers";
    - slashed
  9. Mixed with water
    "sold cut whiskey";
    - thinned, weakened
Noun: cut  kút
  1. A share of the profits
    "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
  2. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
  3. A trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    - gash
  4. A step on some scale
    "he is a cut above the rest"
  5. A wound made by cutting
    "he put a bandage over the cut";
    - gash, slash, slice
  6. A piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
    - cut of meat
  7. A remark capable of wounding mentally
    "the unkindest cut of all";
    - stinger, burn [informal]
  8. A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
    "he played the first cut on the cd";
    - track
  9. The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    "an editor's cuts frequently upset young authors";
    - deletion, excision
  10. The style in which a garment is cut
    "a dress of traditional cut"
  11. A canal made by erosion or excavation
  12. A refusal to recognize someone you know
    "the cut was clearly intentional";
    - snub, cold shoulder
  13. In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    "he took a vicious cut at the ball";
    - baseball swing, swing
  14. (sport) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
    "cuts do not bother a good tennis player";
    - undercut
  15. The division of a deck of cards before dealing
    "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal";
    - cutting
  16. The act of penetrating or opening with a sharp edge
    "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels";
    - cutting
  17. The act of cutting something into parts
    "his cuts were skilful";
    - cutting
  18. The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    "the barber gave him a good cut";
    - cutting, cutting off
  19. The act of reducing the amount or number
    "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
  20. An unexcused absence from class
    "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his maths class"

Derived forms: cut, cutting, cuts

See also: abridged, break off, castrated, chopped, clipped, cut away, cut off, cut out, cut to, cut up, decreased, dig, dilute, diluted, hand-hewn, hewn, incised, new-mown, perforate, perforated, pierced, punctured, reduced, scratch out, severed, sheared, shredded, slashed, sliced, split, unsexed

Type of: absence, abuse, acquire, alter, appear, be, break up, canal, castrate, change, contend, contumely [archaic], cope, create, cut down, cut off, deal, decrease, demasculinise [Brit], demasculinize, design, develop, diminution, discharge, disrupt, dissolve, disunite, divide, division, do, do away with, do by, drop, editing, eliminate, emasculate [archaic], evirate [rare], excerpt, excerption, execute, extinguish, extract, fashion, fell, flip, free, function, furrow, get, get by, get rid of, glean [archaic], go, gradation, grapple, grow, handle, harvest, hit, insult, interrupt, lesion, lessen, look, make, make do, manage, meat, minify, miss, mix, modify, move, move through, opening, operate, part, pass, pass across, pass over, pass through, penetrate, percentage, perforate, perform, portion, produce, reap, rebuff, record, redaction, reduction, resolve, revilement, ruffle, run, seem, selection, separate, share, shift, shorten, shortening, shot, shuffle, slight, step, step-down, stop, strike down, stroke, switch, tape, throw, transit, transition, treat, turn, vilification, weaken, work, wound, write

Antonym: turn on, uncut

Part of: booty, card game, cards, dirty money, loot, pillage, plunder, prize, swag [informal]

Encyclopedia: Cut, copy, & paste