What is the meaning of cut?

noun

  • A share of the profits.
    • usage: "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
  • Film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next. (
    • usage: "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
  • A trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation.
  • A step on some scale.
    • usage: "he is a cut above the rest"
  • A wound made by cutting.
    • usage: "he put a bandage over the cut"
  • A piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass.
  • A remark capable of wounding mentally.
    • usage: "the unkindest cut of all"
  • A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc.
    • usage: "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"
  • The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage.
    • usage: "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
  • The style in which a garment is cut.
    • usage: "a dress of traditional cut"
  • A canal made by erosion or excavation.
  • A refusal to recognize someone you know.
    • usage: "the snub was clearly intentional"
  • In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball.
    • usage: "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
  • Sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball. (
    • usage: "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
  • The division of a deck of cards before dealing.
    • usage: "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
  • The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge.
    • usage: "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  • The act of cutting something into parts.
    • usage: "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
  • The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends.
    • usage: "the barber gave him a good cut"
  • The act of reducing the amount or number.
    • usage: "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
  • An unexcused absence from class.
    • usage: "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"

verb

  • Separate with or as if with an instrument.
    • usage: "Cut the rope"
  • Cut down on; make a reduction in.
    • usage: "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  • Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.
    • usage: "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  • Make an incision or separation.
    • usage: "cut along the dotted line"
  • Discharge from a group.
    • usage: "The coach cut two players from the team"
  • Form by probing, penetrating, or digging.
    • usage: "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
  • Style and tailor in a certain fashion.
    • usage: "cut a dress"
  • Hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction.
    • usage: "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
  • Make out and issue.
    • usage: "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
  • Cut and assemble the components of.
    • usage: "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
  • Intentionally fail to attend.
    • usage: "cut class"
  • Be able to manage or manage successfully.
    • usage: "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
  • Give the appearance or impression of.
    • usage: "cut a nice figure"
  • Move (one's fist. )
    • usage: "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
  • Pass directly and often in haste.
    • usage: "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
  • Pass through or across.
    • usage: "The boat cut the water"
  • Make an abrupt change of image or sound.
    • usage: "cut from one scene to another"
  • Stop filming.
    • usage: "cut a movie scene"
  • Make a recording of.
    • usage: "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
  • Record a performance on (a medium. )
    • usage: "cut a record"
  • Create by duplicating data.
    • usage: "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
  • Form or shape by cutting or incising.
    • usage: "cut paper dolls"
  • Perform or carry out.
    • usage: "cut a caper"
  • Function as a cutting instrument.
    • usage: "This knife cuts well"
  • Allow incision or separation.
    • usage: "This bread cuts easily"
  • Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult.
    • usage: "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
  • Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch.
    • usage: "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
  • Reap or harvest.
    • usage: "cut grain"
  • Fell by sawing; hew.
    • usage: "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
  • Penetrate injuriously.
    • usage: "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
  • Refuse to acknowledge.
    • usage: "She cut him dead at the meeting"
  • Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of.
    • usage: "cut my hair"
  • Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things.
    • usage: "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
  • Dissolve by breaking down the fat of.
    • usage: "soap cuts grease"
  • Have a reducing effect.
    • usage: "This cuts into my earnings"
  • Cease, stop.
    • usage: "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
  • Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements.
    • usage: "The manuscript must be shortened"
  • Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture.
    • usage: "cut bourbon"
  • Have grow through the gums.
    • usage: "The baby cut a tooth"
  • Grow through the gums.
    • usage: "The new tooth is cutting"
  • Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses. )
    • usage: "the vet gelded the young horse"

adjective

  • Separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument.
    • usage: "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"
  • Fashioned or shaped by cutting.
    • usage: "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
  • With parts removed.
    • usage: "the drastically cut film"
  • Made neat and tidy by trimming.
    • usage: "his neatly trimmed hair"
  • Used of grass or vegetation. ( cut down with a hand implement or machine)
    • usage: "the smell of newly mown hay"
  • Of pages of a book. ( having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit)
    • usage: "the cut pages of the book"
  • Of a male animal. ( having the testicles removed)
    • usage: "a cut horse"
  • Used of rates or prices. ( reduced usually sharply)
    • usage: "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
  • Mixed with water.
    • usage: "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
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