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Definition of 'cut'

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  1. the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
  2. a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
       Synonyms: gash slash slice
  3. a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
       Synonyms: cut of meat
  4. 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"
       Synonyms: track
  5. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
       Synonyms: cutting
  6. a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
  7. a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
  8. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
       Synonyms: gash
  9. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
  10. the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
       Synonyms: cutting
  11. 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
  12. the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
  13. the act of shortening something by choping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
       Synonyms: cutting cutting off
  14. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
       Synonyms: baseball swing swing
  15. a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
       Synonyms: stinger
  16. a canal made by erosion or excavation
  17. a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
       Synonyms: snub cold shoulder
  18. (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
       Synonyms: undercut
  19. 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"
       Synonyms: cutting
  20. an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"


  1. separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
       Synonyms: tailor
  8. hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
  9. make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
       Synonyms: write out issue make out
  10. cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
       Synonyms: edit edit out
  11. intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
       Synonyms: skip
  12. be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
       Synonyms: hack
  13. give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
  14. move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
  15. pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor'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 a CD"
       Synonyms: 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; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
       Synonyms: switch off turn off turn out
       Antonyms: switch on turn on
  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 windshield cut into her forehead"
  31. refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: prune rationalize rationalise
  34. dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
  35. have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
  36. cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
       Synonyms: cut off
  37. 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
  38. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
       Synonyms: 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 gelded the young horse"
       Synonyms: geld


  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"
       Antonyms: uncut
  2. fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
       Antonyms: uncut rough
  3. with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
       Synonyms: shortened
  4. made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
       Synonyms: trimmed
       Antonyms: untrimmed uncut
  5. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
       Synonyms: mown
       Antonyms: unmown uncut
  6. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
       Antonyms: uncut
  7. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
       Synonyms: emasculated gelded
  8. wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"
       Synonyms: gashed slashed
  9. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
       Synonyms: slashed
  10. mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
       Synonyms: thinned weakened

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