1578, H. Lyte tr. R. Dodoens Niewe Herball ii. xcvi. 277.
His leaues be ashe colour, and all to cut.
1609, P. Holland tr. A. Marcellinus Rom. Hist. xxv. iii. 264.
Out went our light armed companies,..and all to cut and hacked them.
Origin of tocut
- From Middle English to-kutten, *tocutten, equivalent to to- (“apart”) + cut.