Definitions for cut

Definitions for (noun) cut

Main entry: cut

Definition: an unexcused absence from class

Usage: he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class

Main entry: cut

Definition: the act of reducing the amount or number

Usage: the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget

Main entry: cut, cutting, cutting off

Definition: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends

Usage: the barber gave him a good cut

Main entry: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of cutting something into parts

Usage: his cuts were skillful; his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

Main entry: cut, cutting

Definition: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

Usage: his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

Main entry: 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

Main entry: undercut, cut

Definition: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball

Usage: cuts do not bother a good tennis player

Main entry: 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

Main entry: snub, cut, cold shoulder

Definition: a refusal to recognize someone you know

Usage: the snub was clearly intentional

Main entry: cut, gash

Definition: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation

Main entry: cut

Definition: a canal made by erosion or excavation

Main entry: cut

Definition: the style in which a garment is cut

Usage: a dress of traditional cut

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: stinger, cut

Definition: a remark capable of wounding mentally

Usage: the unkindest cut of all

Main entry: cut, cut of meat

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

Main entry: cut

Definition: a share of the profits

Usage: everyone got a cut of the earnings

Main entry: slash, slice, gash, cut

Definition: a wound made by cutting

Usage: he put a bandage over the cut

Main entry: cut

Definition: a step on some scale

Usage: he is a cut above the rest

Definitions for (verb) cut

Main entry: cut, geld

Definition: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)

Usage: the vet gelded the young horse

Main entry: cut

Definition: grow through the gums

Usage: The new tooth is cutting

Main entry: cut

Definition: have grow through the gums

Usage: The baby cut a tooth

Main entry: cut, edit, edit out

Definition: cut and assemble the components of

Usage: edit film; cut recording tape

Main entry: dilute, cut, reduce, thin, thin out

Definition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

Usage: cut bourbon

Main entry: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Main entry: cut, cut off

Definition: cease, stop

Usage: cut the noise; We had to cut short the conversation

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: have a reducing effect

Usage: This cuts into my earnings

Main entry: cut

Definition: dissolve by breaking down the fat of

Usage: soap cuts grease

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

Usage: cut my hair

Main entry: snub, ignore, cut, disregard

Definition: refuse to acknowledge

Usage: She cut him dead at the meeting

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: penetrate injuriously

Usage: The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead

Main entry: cut

Definition: fell by sawing; hew

Usage: The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia

Main entry: cut

Definition: reap or harvest

Usage: cut grain

Main entry: cut

Definition: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction

Usage: cut a Ping-Pong ball

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument

Usage: Cut the rope

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: make an incision or separation

Usage: cut along the dotted line

Main entry: cut

Definition: allow incision or separation

Usage: This bread cuts easily

Main entry: cut

Definition: function as a cutting instrument

Usage: This knife cuts well

Main entry: cut, tailor

Definition: style and tailor in a certain fashion

Usage: cut a dress

Main entry: cut

Definition: perform or carry out

Usage: cut a caper

Main entry: cut

Definition: form or shape by cutting or incising

Usage: cut paper dolls

Main entry: cut

Definition: form by probing, penetrating, or digging

Usage: cut a hole; cut trenches; The sweat cut little rivulets into her face

Main entry: burn, cut

Definition: create by duplicating data

Usage: cut a disk; burn a CD

Main entry: cut

Definition: record a performance on (a medium)

Usage: cut a record

Main entry: cut

Definition: make a recording of

Usage: cut the songs; She cut all of her major titles again

Main entry: cut

Definition: stop filming

Usage: cut a movie scene

Main entry: cut

Definition: make an abrupt change of image or sound

Usage: cut from one scene to another

Main entry: cut

Definition: pass through or across

Usage: The boat cut the water

Main entry: cut

Definition: pass directly and often in haste

Usage: We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: move (one's fist)

Usage: his opponent cut upward toward his chin

Main entry: cut

Definition: give the appearance or impression of

Usage: cut a nice figure

Main entry: cut

Definition: discharge from a group

Usage: The coach cut two players from the team

Main entry: 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

Main entry: skip, cut

Definition: intentionally fail to attend

Usage: cut class

Definitions for (adj) cut

Main entry: shortened, cut

Definition: with parts removed

Usage: the drastically cut film

Main entry: 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

Main entry: cut

Definition: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit

Usage: the cut pages of the book

Main entry: cut

Definition: fashioned or shaped by cutting

Usage: a well-cut suit; cut diamonds; cut velvet

Main entry: cut, weakened, thinned

Definition: mixed with water

Usage: sold cut whiskey; a cup of thinned soup

Main entry: cut, slashed

Definition: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply

Usage: the slashed prices attracted buyers

Main entry: mown, cut

Definition: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine

Usage: the smell of newly mown hay

Main entry: gelded, emasculated, cut

Definition: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed

Usage: a cut horse

Main entry: cut, trimmed

Definition: made neat and tidy by trimming

Usage: his neatly trimmed hair

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