cut

1. verb
1)

the knife slipped and cut his finger

Syn:
gash, slash, lacerate, sever, slit, pierce, penetrate, wound, injure; scratch, graze, nick, incise, score; lance
2)

cut the pepper into small pieces

Syn:
chop, cut up, slice, dice, cube, mince; carve, hash
3)

cut back the new growth to about half its length

he should get his hair cut

Syn:
trim, snip, clip, crop, barber, shear, shave; pare; prune, lop, dock; mow
4)

I went to cut some flowers

Syn:
pick, pluck, gather; literary cull
5)

lettering had been cut into the stonework

Syn:
carve, engrave, incise, etch, score; chisel, whittle
6)

the government cut public spending

Syn:
reduce, cut back/down on, decrease, lessen, retrench, trim, slim down; rationalize, downsize, lower, slash, chop
7)

the text has been substantially cut

Syn:
shorten, abridge, condense, abbreviate, truncate; edit; bowdlerize, expurgate
8)

you need to cut at least ten lines per page

Syn:
delete, remove, take out, excise, blue-pencil, chop
9)

oil supplies to the area had been cut

Syn:
discontinue, break off, suspend, interrupt; stop, end, put an end to
10)

the point where the line cuts the vertical axis

Syn:
cross, intersect, bisect; meet, join
11)

she was suspended for cutting classes

Syn:
skip, miss, play truant from; informal ditch, play hooky from
2. noun
1)

a cut on his jaw

Syn:
gash, slash, laceration, incision, wound, injury; scratch, graze, nick
2)

a cut of beef

Syn:
piece, section
3) informal

the directors are demanding their cut

Syn:
share, portion, bit, quota, percentage; informal slice, piece of the pie, piece of the action
4)

his hair was in need of a cut

Syn:
haircut, trim, clip, crop
5)

a smart cut of the whip

Syn:
blow, slash, stroke
6)

he followed this with the unkindest cut of all

Syn:
insult, slight, affront, slap in the face, jibe, barb, cutting remark, put-down, dig
7)

a cut in interest rates

Syn:
reduction, cutback, decrease, lessening, rollback
8)

the elegant cut of his jacket

Syn:
style, design; tailoring, lines, fit

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  • Cut — (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut — adjective make or design (a garment) in a particular way: → cut cut verb (cutting; past and past participle cut) 1》 make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp tool or object. 2》 remove (something) from something larger by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut — ► VERB (cutting; past and past part. cut) 1) make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp implement. 2) shorten or divide into pieces with a sharp implement. 3) make, form, or remove with a sharp implement. 4) make or design (a …   English terms dictionary

  • cut — or short cut [kut] vt. cut, cutting [ME cutten, kytten < Late OE * cyttan < Scand base seen in Swed dial., Ice kuta, to cut with a knife: the word replaced OE ceorfan (see CARVE), snithan, scieran (see SHEAR) as used in its basic senses] I… …   English World dictionary

  • cut — cut·cher·ry; cut·ie; cut·lash; cut·lass; cut·ler; cut·le·ria; cut·le·ri·a·ce·ae; cut·le·ri·a·les; cut·ler·ite; cut·lery; cut·let; cut·ling; cut·lings; cut·ta·ble; cut·tage; cut·ta·nee; cut·teau; cut·ted; cut·ter·man; cut·ter; cut·ting·ly;… …   English syllables

  • Cut — may refer to: The act of cutting, the separation of an object into two through acutely directed force Contents 1 Mathematics 2 Computing 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Cut-up — (oder: Schnittechnik) nennt man eine Methode, den Zufall und die moderne Montage in die Literatur einzubeziehen. Sie wurde von Brion Gysin zufällig 1959 entdeckt [1]. Ähnliche Ansätze waren von Max Frisch und James Joyce bereits entwickelt worden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cut — Cut, n. 1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CUT — (engl. „schneiden“, „Schnitt“) steht für: Cut (Film), ein australischen Film von Kimble Rendall Cut (Musik), eine DJ Technik zur Erzeugung eines Übergangs zwischen zwei Musikstücken Cut (Zeitschrift), eine deutsche Fachzeitschrift für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cut — (engl. „schneiden“, „Schnitt“) steht für: Cut (Film), einen australischen Film von Kimble Rendall Cut (Musik), eine DJ Technik zur Erzeugung eines Übergangs zwischen zwei Musikstücken Cut (Zeitschrift), eine deutsche Fachzeitschrift für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cut — vb Cut, hew, chop, carve, slit, slash mean to penetrate and divide something with a sharp bladed tool or instrument (as a knife, ax, or sword). Cut is by far the most comprehensive term, for it is not only interchangeable with any other word in… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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