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Dictionary definition for: Cut

1. (n) the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

2. (a) separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled" "cut tobacco" "blood from his cut forehead" "bandages on her cut wrists"

3. (v) separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

4. (a) fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit" "cut diamonds" "cut velvet"

5. (v) cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

6. (n) a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"

7. (s) with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

8. (v) turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"

9. (n) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

10. (a) made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"

11. (v) make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"

12. (n) a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd" "the title track of the album"

13. (n) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

14. (a) (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay"

15. (v) discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"

16. (v) form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole" "cut trenches" "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

17. (a) (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"

18. (n) a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"

19. (n) a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"

20. (s) (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"

21. (v) style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"

22. (n) a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation

23. (s) having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"

24. (v) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"

25. (v) make out and issue; "write out a check" "cut a ticket" "Please make the check out to me"

26. (s) wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight" "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"

27. (n) (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"

28. (s) cut down; "the tree is down"

29. (n) the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful" "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

30. (v) cut and assemble the components of; "edit film" "cut recording tape"

31. (v) intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"

32. (s) (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"

33. (n) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor''s deletions frequently upset young authors" "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

34. (v) informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can''t hack it anymore" "she could not cut the long days in the office"

35. (n) the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"

36. (s) mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey" "a cup of thinned soup"

37. (n) the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"

38. (v) give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"

39. (n) in baseball; a batter''s attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"

40. (v) move (one''s fist) "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

41. (n) a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"

42. (v) pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor''s yard to get home sooner"

43. (n) a canal made by erosion or excavation

44. (v) pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"

45. (n) a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"

46. (v) make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"

47. (n) (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

48. (v) stop filming; "cut a movie scene"

49. (n) the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal" "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"

50. (v) make a recording of; "cut the songs" "She cut all of her major titles again"

51. (n) an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"

52. (v) record a performance on (a medium) "cut a record"

53. (v) create by duplicating data; "cut a disk" "burn a CD"

54. (v) form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"

55. (v) perform or carry out; "cut a caper"

56. (v) function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"

57. (v) allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"

58. (v) divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut" "She cut the deck for a long time"

59. (v) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please" "cut the engine" "turn out the lights"

60. (v) reap or harvest; "cut grain"

61. (v) fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

62. (v) penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

63. (v) refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"

64. (v) shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"

65. (v) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

66. (v) dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

67. (v) have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"

68. (v) cease, stop; "cut the noise" "We had to cut short the conversation"

69. (v) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

70. (v) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"

71. (v) have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

72. (v) grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

73. (v) cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) "the vet gelded the young horse"

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