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Synonyms for (noun) cut

Synonyms: cut Definition: an unexcused absence from class Usage: he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class

Similar words: absence Definition: failure to be present

Synonyms: cut Definition: the act of reducing the amount or number Usage: the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget

Similar words: decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down Definition: the act of decreasing or reducing something

Synonyms: cut, cutting, cutting off Definition: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends Usage: the barber gave him a good cut

Similar words: shortening Definition: act of decreasing in length Usage: the dress needs shortening

Synonyms: cut, cutting Definition: the act of cutting something into parts Usage: his cuts were skillful; his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

Similar words: division Definition: the act or process of dividing

Synonyms: cut, cutting Definition: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge Usage: his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

Similar words: opening Definition: becoming open or being made open Usage: the opening of his arms was the sign I was waiting for

Synonyms: cut, cutting Definition: 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

Similar words: division Definition: the act or process of dividing

Synonyms: undercut, cut Definition: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball Usage: cuts do not bother a good tennis player

Similar words: stroke, shot Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Synonyms: baseball swing, swing, cut Definition: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball Usage: he took a vicious cut at the ball

Similar words: stroke, shot Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand Usage: it took two strokes to get out of the bunker; a good shot requires good balance and tempo; he left me an almost impossible shot

Synonyms: snub, cut, cold shoulder Definition: a refusal to recognize someone you know Usage: the snub was clearly intentional

Similar words: rebuff, slight Definition: a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Synonyms: cut, gash Definition: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation

Similar words: furrow Definition: a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

Synonyms: cut Definition: a canal made by erosion or excavation

Similar words: canal Definition: long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

Synonyms: cut Definition: the style in which a garment is cut Usage: a dress of traditional cut

Similar words: fashion Definition: the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior

Synonyms: cut, deletion, excision Definition: 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

Similar words: editing, redaction Definition: putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

Synonyms: cut, track Definition: 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

Similar words: excerpt, excerption, extract, selection Definition: a passage selected from a larger work Usage: he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

Synonyms: cut Definition: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next Usage: the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

Similar words: transition Definition: a passage that connects a topic to one that follows

Synonyms: stinger, cut Definition: a remark capable of wounding mentally Usage: the unkindest cut of all

Similar words: contumely, abuse, vilification, revilement, insult Definition: a rude expression intended to offend or hurt Usage: when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse; they yelled insults at the visiting team

Synonyms: cut, cut of meat Definition: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

Similar words: meat Definition: the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food

Synonyms: cut Definition: a share of the profits Usage: everyone got a cut of the earnings

Similar words: share, percentage, part, portion Definition: assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group Usage: he wanted his share in cash

Synonyms: slash, slice, gash, cut Definition: a wound made by cutting Usage: he put a bandage over the cut

Similar words: wound, lesion Definition: an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

Synonyms: cut Definition: a step on some scale Usage: he is a cut above the rest

Similar words: step, gradation Definition: relative position in a graded series Usage: always a step behind; subtle gradations in color; keep in step with the fashions

Synonyms for (verb) cut

Synonyms: cut, geld Definition: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) Usage: the vet gelded the young horse

Similar words: demasculinise, demasculinize, castrate, emasculate Definition: remove the testicles of a male animal

Synonyms: cut Definition: grow through the gums Usage: The new tooth is cutting

Similar words: grow Definition: increase in size by natural process Usage: Corn doesn't grow here; In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees; her hair doesn't grow much anymore

Synonyms: cut Definition: have grow through the gums Usage: The baby cut a tooth

Similar words: grow, get, acquire, produce, develop Definition: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) Usage: He grew a beard; The patient developed abdominal pains; I got funny spots all over my body; Well-developed breasts

Synonyms: cut, edit, edit out Definition: cut and assemble the components of Usage: edit film; cut recording tape

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: dilute, cut, reduce, thin, thin out Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture Usage: cut bourbon

Similar words: weaken Definition: lessen the strength of Usage: The fever weakened his body

Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: cut, cut off Definition: cease, stop Usage: cut the noise; We had to cut short the conversation

Similar words: interrupt, break up, disrupt, cut off Definition: make a break in Usage: We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms: cut, cut back, cut down, bring down, trim, trim back, trim down, reduce Definition: cut down on; make a reduction in Usage: reduce your daily fat intake; The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: cut Definition: have a reducing effect Usage: This cuts into my earnings

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease Definition: make smaller Usage: He decreased his staff

Synonyms: cut Definition: dissolve by breaking down the fat of Usage: soap cuts grease

Similar words: break up, resolve, dissolve Definition: cause to go into a solution Usage: The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water

Synonyms: cut, prune, rationalise, rationalize Definition: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things Usage: We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

Similar words: do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of Definition: terminate, end, or take out Usage: Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics; Socialism extinguished these archaic customs; eliminate my debts

Synonyms: cut Definition: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of Usage: cut my hair

Similar words: shorten Definition: make short or shorter Usage: shorten the skirt; shorten the rope by a few inches

Synonyms: snub, ignore, cut, disregard Definition: refuse to acknowledge Usage: She cut him dead at the meeting

Similar words: do by, treat, handle Definition: interact in a certain way Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently

Synonyms: write out, cut, issue, make out Definition: make out and issue Usage: write out a check; cut a ticket; Please make the check out to me

Similar words: write Definition: communicate or express by writing Usage: Please write to me every week

Synonyms: cut Definition: penetrate injuriously Usage: The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead

Similar words: penetrate, perforate Definition: pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance Usage: The bullet penetrated her chest

Synonyms: cut Definition: fell by sawing; hew Usage: The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia

Similar words: cut down, drop, strike down, fell Definition: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow Usage: strike down a tree; Lightning struck down the hikers

Synonyms: cut Definition: reap or harvest Usage: cut grain

Similar words: harvest, glean, reap Definition: gather, as of natural products Usage: harvest the grapes

Synonyms: cut Definition: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction Usage: cut a Ping-Pong ball

Similar words: hit Definition: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument Usage: He hit her hard in the face

Synonyms: turn off, turn out, switch off, cut Definition: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch Usage: Turn off the stereo, please; cut the engine; turn out the lights

Similar words: throw, switch, flip Definition: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation Usage: switch on the light; throw the lever

Synonyms: cut Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument Usage: Cut the rope

Similar words: disunite, divide, part, separate Definition: force, take, or pull apart Usage: He separated the fighting children; Moses parted the Red Sea

Synonyms: cut Definition: 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

Similar words: mix, ruffle, shuffle Definition: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement Usage: shuffle the cards

Synonyms: cut Definition: allow incision or separation Usage: This bread cuts easily

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms: cut Definition: function as a cutting instrument Usage: This knife cuts well

Similar words: operate, run, work, go, function Definition: perform as expected when applied Usage: The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in; Does this old car still run well?; This old radio doesn't work anymore

Synonyms: cut, tailor Definition: style and tailor in a certain fashion Usage: cut a dress

Similar words: design Definition: create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner Usage: Chanel designed the famous suit

Synonyms: cut Definition: perform or carry out Usage: cut a caper

Similar words: do, perform, execute Definition: carry out or perform an action Usage: John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters; the skater executed a triple pirouette; she did a little dance

Synonyms: cut Definition: form or shape by cutting or incising Usage: cut paper dolls

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: cut Definition: form by probing, penetrating, or digging Usage: cut a hole; cut trenches; The sweat cut little rivulets into her face

Similar words: make, create Definition: make or cause to be or to become Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor

Synonyms: burn, cut Definition: create by duplicating data Usage: cut a disk; burn a CD

Similar words: create, make, produce Definition: create or manufacture a man-made product Usage: We produce more cars than we can sell; The company has been making toys for two centuries

Synonyms: cut Definition: record a performance on (a medium) Usage: cut a record

Similar words: record, tape Definition: register electronically Usage: They recorded her singing

Synonyms: cut Definition: make a recording of Usage: cut the songs; She cut all of her major titles again

Similar words: record, tape Definition: register electronically Usage: They recorded her singing

Synonyms: cut Definition: stop filming Usage: cut a movie scene

Similar words: stop Definition: cause to stop Usage: stop a car; stop the thief

Synonyms: cut Definition: make an abrupt change of image or sound Usage: cut from one scene to another

Similar words: switch, change, shift Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Usage: switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

Synonyms: cut Definition: pass through or across Usage: The boat cut the water

Similar words: transit, pass across, pass over, pass through, move through Definition: make a passage or journey from one place to another Usage: The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs; Some travelers pass through the desert

Synonyms: cut Definition: pass directly and often in haste Usage: We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner

Similar words: go across, go through, pass Definition: go across or through Usage: We passed the point where the police car had parked; A terrible thought went through his mind

Synonyms: curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, veer, trend, swerve Definition: turn sharply; change direction abruptly Usage: The car cut to the left at the intersection; The motorbike veered to the right

Similar words: turn Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

Synonyms: cut Definition: move (one's fist) Usage: his opponent cut upward toward his chin

Similar words: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: cut Definition: give the appearance or impression of Usage: cut a nice figure

Similar words: seem, look, appear Definition: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect Usage: She seems to be sleeping; This appears to be a very difficult problem; This project looks fishy; They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

Synonyms: cut Definition: discharge from a group Usage: The coach cut two players from the team

Similar words: discharge, free Definition: free from obligations or duties

Synonyms: cut, hack Definition: be able to manage or manage successfully Usage: I can't hack it anymore; she could not cut the long days in the office

Similar words: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by Definition: come to terms with Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

Synonyms: skip, cut Definition: intentionally fail to attend Usage: cut class

Similar words: miss Definition: fail to attend an event or activity Usage: I missed the concert; He missed school for a week

Synonyms for (adjective) cut

Synonyms: shortened, cut Definition: with parts removed Usage: the drastically cut film

Similar words: abridged Definition: (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting Usage: an abridged version

Synonyms: cut Definition: 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

Similar words: shredded, sliced, chopped Definition: prepared by cutting Usage: sliced tomatoes; sliced ham; chopped clams; chopped meat; shredded cabbage

Similar words: cut up Definition: cut into pieces

Similar words: incised Definition: cut into with a sharp instrument

Similar words: perforated Definition: having a number or series of holes Usage: a perforated steel plate; perforated cancellation; perforated stamp

Similar words: perforate, perforated, pierced, punctured Definition: having a hole cut through Usage: pierced ears; a perforated eardrum; a punctured balloon

Similar words: cut off, severed Definition: detached by cutting Usage: cut flowers; a severed head; an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm

Similar words: split Definition: (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain Usage: we bought split logs for the fireplace

Synonyms: cut Definition: fashioned or shaped by cutting Usage: a well-cut suit; cut diamonds; cut velvet

Similar words: cut out Definition: having been cut out Usage: the cut-out pieces of the dress

Similar words: hand-hewn, hewn Definition: cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel Usage: a house built of hewn logs; rough-hewn stone; a path hewn through the underbrush

Similar words: sheared Definition: (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length Usage: a coat of sheared lamb

Similar words: slashed Definition: having long and narrow ornamental cuts showing an underlying fabric Usage: a slashed doublet; slashed cuffs showing the scarlet lining

Synonyms: cut, weakened, thinned Definition: mixed with water Usage: sold cut whiskey; a cup of thinned soup

Similar words: dilute, diluted Definition: reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity Usage: diluted alcohol; a dilute solution; dilute acetic acid

Synonyms: cut, slashed Definition: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply Usage: the slashed prices attracted buyers

Similar words: reduced, decreased Definition: made less in size or amount or degree

Synonyms: mown, cut Definition: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine Usage: the smell of newly mown hay

Similar words: new-mown Definition: newly mown

Synonyms: gelded, emasculated, cut Definition: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed Usage: a cut horse

Similar words: unsexed, castrated Definition: deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes

Synonyms: cut, trimmed Definition: made neat and tidy by trimming Usage: his neatly trimmed hair

Similar words: clipped Definition: cut or trimmed by clipping Usage: a handsome man with a clipped moustache; clipped hedges; close-clipped lawns; a clipped poodle