Cut cloth with scissors.
Cut one's hair.
A sailboat cutting the water.
Cut a payroll; cut a budget; cut the cooking time in half.
Cut whiskey with water.
Soap cuts grease.
Cut me dead at the party.
Cut a class.
Cut the noise; cut an engine.
Couldn't cut the long hours anymore.
Cut along the dotted line.
A remark that cut without mercy.
Cut to the left at the next intersection.
Cut from one shot to another.
An analysis that cuts deep.
A cut of beef; a cut of cloth.
A cut in a speech.
A cut in salary.
Did very well but still missed the cut.
A suit of traditional cut.
A cut above the average.
Approved the final cut for distribution.
Admired his newly cut hair.
Cut grass that blew in the wind.
The path cuts the meadow diagonally.
Cut the engine.
Cut the noise.
Lye cuts grease.
- To make (an opening, clearing, channel, etc.) by incising, drilling, hacking, or excavating.
- To engrave; inscribe.
- To type or otherwise mark (a stencil) for mimeographing.
- To trim cloth so as to form the parts for (a garment)
- To edit (film) by deleting some scenes and assembling others into a desired sequence.
- To hit, drive, or throw (a ball) so that it spins.
- To cause (a wheel) to turn sharply.
- To make a recording of (a speech, music, etc.) on (a phonograph record)
- To shape (a diamond), as by sawing or grinding.
- (informal) To fill out.
Pine cuts easily.
The wind cut through his thin clothes.
- Any of the segments of the carcass of a meat animal.
- A slice from such a segment.
A stylish cut.
Cut cloth with scissors.
Cut one's hair.
Look at this cut on my finger!
He made a fine cut with his sword.
A cut for a railroad.
The player next to the dealer makes a cut by placing the bottom half on top.
I like the cut of that suit.
A book illustrated with fine cuts.
- Travis was cut from the team.
- To reduce, especially intentionally.They're going to cut salaries by fifteen percent.
- To absent oneself from (a class, an appointment, etc.).I cut fifth period to hang out with Angela.
- After the incident at the dinner party, people started to cut him on the street.
The football player cut to his left to evade a tackle.
An example of cut is a flower that has had its stem removed with scissors.
An example of cut is a football team that has had three players removed by the coach.
An example of cut is a slice in the finger from a piece of paper.
An example of cut is to use scissors to divide a piece of paper in half.
Cut grain; cut grass.
Butter cuts easily.
Cut across a field.
- One that is superior to another or others.
- To take on more than one is able to accomplish:
- To leave an unsettled situation or abandon a risky enterprise.
- To make a big display; draw much attention.
- To abandon an activity or enterprise.
- To have both favorable and unfavorable results or implications.
- To do something in the easiest or most inexpensive way.
- Similar or the same.
- To perform up to expectations or a required standard; be acceptable.
- To speak or act without restraint:Cut loose with a string of curses.
- To make no effect or impression:An objection that cut no ice with management.
- To injure oneself in taking revenge against another.
- To withdraw from a losing situation.
- To learn or do as a beginner or at the start of one's career.
- To stop before the end; abbreviate.
- To deflate the self-importance of (someone).
- To expel intestinal gas.
- To perform up to expectations or to a required standard.
- To get to the matter at hand.
- somewhat better than
- to take a shorter course by going straight across as in a diagonal direction
- to reach an agreement; make a bargain
- to attract attention
- to make a (specified kind of) showing or impression
- prepared or arranged beforehand; routine
- lifeless; dull; boring
- to flee a difficult situation
- to make shorter by cutting off the end
- to reduce, decrease, or discontinue (production, personnel, etc.)
- to go back to earlier narrative events, as in a novel or film
- to change direction suddenly, as in football
- to snub completely
- to cause to fall by cutting; fell
- to kill, as by shooting
- to reduce; lessen
- to humiliate, humble, etc. by criticizing sharply
- to reduce the prestige or importance of
- to join in suddenly; break in on; interrupt
- to interrupt a couple dancing in order to dance with one of them
- to blend (shortening) into flour, etc. as with a knife
- to put or bring in; introduce
- to make a connection, as into an electrical circuit
- to give a share to
- to do or perform satisfactorily or successfully
- to make exact calculations
- to make exact distinctions
- to stop doing what one is doing
- to act or speak without self-control
- to make no impression
- to separate from other parts by cutting; sever
- to stop abruptly
- to shut off
- to break in on; interrupt
- to intercept
- to disinherit
- to remove by cutting
- to leave or take out; remove; omit; eliminate
- to eliminate and take the place of (a rival)
- to make or form by or as by cutting
- to stop running
- to discontinue; stop
- fit or suited by natureNot cut out for academia.
- to leave abruptly
- to stop abruptly before the end
- to learn or use at an early age
- to penetrate or go through by cutting
- to go straight through
- to go directly to the essential element, without further preliminaries, delay, etc.
- to cut into pieces
- to inflict cuts or lacerations on
- to clown, joke, etc. to attract attention
- to be among those remaining after others have been eliminated, as in a golf tournament
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cut
- Middle English cutten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English cutten, kitten, kytten, ketten, ("to cut"; compare Scots kut, kit (“to cut”)), from Old English *cyttan (“to cut”), from Proto-Germanic *kutjaną, *kuttaną (“to cut”), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Proto-Germanic *kwetwą ("meat, flesh"; > Old Norse Old Norse kvett (“meat”)). Akin to Middle Swedish kotta ("to cut or carve with a knife"; > Swedish dialectal kåta, kuta (“to cut or chip with a knife”), Swedish kuta, kytti (“a knife”)), Norwegian kutte (“to cut”), Icelandic kuta (“to cut with a knife”), Old Norse kuti (“small knife”), Norwegian kyttel, kytel, kjutul (“pointed slip of wood used to strip bark”).