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