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cut VERB (cutting; past and past part. cut) 1) make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp implement. 2) shorten or divide into pieces with a sharp implement. 3) make, form, or remove with a sharp implement. 4) make or design (a garment) in a particular way: an impeccably cut suit. 5) reduce the amount or quantity of. 6) end or interrupt the provision of (a supply). 7) (of a line) cross or intersect (another line). 8) stop filming or recording. 9) move to another shot in a film. 10) make (a sound recording). 11) divide a pack of playing cards by lifting a portion from the top. 12) strike or kick (a ball) quickly and abruptly. 13) chiefly N. Amer. absent oneself deliberately from: Rod was cutting class. 14) chiefly N. Amer. dilute or adulterate (alcohol or a drug) by mixing it with another substance.
NOUN 1) an act of cutting. 2) a result of cutting: a cut on his jaw. 3) a reduction in amount or size. 4) the way or style in which a garment or the hair is cut. 5) a piece of meat cut from a carcass. 6) informal a share of profits. 7) a version of a film after editing: the director's cut.
be cut out for (or to be) — Cf. ↑be cut out to be
cut your coat according to your cloth — Cf. ↑cut your coat according to your cloth
a cut above — Cf. ↑a cut above
cut and dried — Cf. ↑cut and dried
cut and run — Cf. ↑cut and run
cut and thrust — Cf. ↑cut and thrust
cut both ways — Cf. ↑cut both ways
cut corners — Cf. ↑cut corners
cut a dash — Cf. ↑cut a dash
cut dead — Cf. ↑cut dead
be cut from the same cloth — Cf. ↑be cut from the same cloth
cut in — Cf. ↑cut in
cut it — Cf. ↑cut it
cut it out — Cf. ↑cut it out
cut the mustard — Cf. ↑cut the mustard
cut no ice — Cf. ↑cut no ice
cut off — Cf. ↑cut off
cut out — Cf. ↑cut out
cut a (or the) rug — Cf. ↑cut the rug
cut one's teeth — Cf. ↑cut one's teeth
cut a tooth — Cf. ↑cut a tooth
cut up — Cf. ↑cut up
cut up rough — Cf. ↑cut up rough
ORIGIN probably Germanic.

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  • Cut — (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cut — (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut — adjective make or design (a garment) in a particular way: → cut cut verb (cutting; past and past participle cut) 1》 make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp tool or object. 2》 remove (something) from something larger by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut — or short cut [kut] vt. cut, cutting [ME cutten, kytten < Late OE * cyttan < Scand base seen in Swed dial., Ice kuta, to cut with a knife: the word replaced OE ceorfan (see CARVE), snithan, scieran (see SHEAR) as used in its basic senses] I… …   English World dictionary

  • Cut — may refer to: The act of cutting, the separation of an object into two through acutely directed force Contents 1 Mathematics 2 Computing 3 …   Wikipedia

  • cut — cut·cher·ry; cut·ie; cut·lash; cut·lass; cut·ler; cut·le·ria; cut·le·ri·a·ce·ae; cut·le·ri·a·les; cut·ler·ite; cut·lery; cut·let; cut·ling; cut·lings; cut·ta·ble; cut·tage; cut·ta·nee; cut·teau; cut·ted; cut·ter·man; cut·ter; cut·ting·ly;… …   English syllables

  • Cut-up — (oder: Schnittechnik) nennt man eine Methode, den Zufall und die moderne Montage in die Literatur einzubeziehen. Sie wurde von Brion Gysin zufällig 1959 entdeckt [1]. Ähnliche Ansätze waren von Max Frisch und James Joyce bereits entwickelt worden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cut — Cut, n. 1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CUT — (engl. „schneiden“, „Schnitt“) steht für: Cut (Film), ein australischen Film von Kimble Rendall Cut (Musik), eine DJ Technik zur Erzeugung eines Übergangs zwischen zwei Musikstücken Cut (Zeitschrift), eine deutsche Fachzeitschrift für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cut — (engl. „schneiden“, „Schnitt“) steht für: Cut (Film), einen australischen Film von Kimble Rendall Cut (Musik), eine DJ Technik zur Erzeugung eines Übergangs zwischen zwei Musikstücken Cut (Zeitschrift), eine deutsche Fachzeitschrift für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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