Definition of 'cut'
- the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
- a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
Synonyms: gash slash slice
- a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
Synonyms: cut of meat
- 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"
- the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
- a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
- a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
- a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
- (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
- the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
- 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"
Synonyms: deletion excision
- the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
- the act of shortening something by choping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
Synonyms: cutting cutting off
- in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
Synonyms: baseball swing swing
- a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
- a canal made by erosion or excavation
- a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
Synonyms: snub cold shoulder
- (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
- 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"
- an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
- separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
- cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
Synonyms: reduce cut down cut back trim trim down trim back bring down
- turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
Synonyms: swerve sheer curve trend veer slue slew
- make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
- discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
- form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
- style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
- hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
- make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
Synonyms: write out issue make out
- cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
Synonyms: edit edit out
- intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
- be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
- give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
- move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
- pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
- pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
- make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
- stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
- make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
- record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
- create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
- form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
- perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
- function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
- allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
- divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
- cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
Synonyms: switch off turn off turn out
Antonyms: switch on turn on
- reap or harvest; "cut grain"
- fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
- penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
- refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
Synonyms: ignore disregard snub
- shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
- weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
Synonyms: prune rationalize rationalise
- dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
- have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
- cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
Synonyms: cut off
- reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
Synonyms: abridge foreshorten abbreviate shorten contract reduce
Antonyms: elaborate lucubrate expatiate exposit enlarge flesh out expand expound dilate
- lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
Synonyms: dilute thin thin out reduce
- have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
- grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
- cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
- 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"
- fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
Antonyms: uncut rough
- with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
- made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
Antonyms: untrimmed uncut
- (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
Antonyms: unmown uncut
- (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
- (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
Synonyms: emasculated gelded
- wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"
Synonyms: gashed slashed
- (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
- mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
Synonyms: thinned weakened