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cut
  • noun
    A stroke or blow given by a sharp-edged implement or by a whip or cane. (he could skin an animal with a single cut of the knife)
    A long, narrow incision in the skin made by something sharp. (blood ran from a cut on his jaw)
    A wounding remark or act. (his unkindest cut at Elizabeth was to call her heartless)
    The way or style in which something, especially a garment or someone's hair, is cut. (the elegant cut of his dinner jacket)
    verb
    Make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object. (he cut his big toe on a sharp stone)
    Remove (something) from something larger by using a sharp implement. (I cut his photograph out of the paper)
    Divide into pieces with a knife or other sharp implement. (cut the beef into thin slices)
    Make or form (something) by using a sharp tool to remove material. (workmen cut a hole in the pipe)
    Trim or reduce the length of (grass, hair, etc.) by using a sharp implement. (Ted was cutting the lawn)
    Reduce the amount or quantity of. (buyers will bargain hard to cut the cost of the house they want)
    Ignore or refuse to recognize (someone) (they cut her in public)
    (of a line) cross or intersect (another line) (mark the point where the line cuts the vertical axis)
    Stop filming or recording. (‘Cut’ shouted a voice, followed by ‘Could we do it again, please?’)
    Divide a pack of playing cards by lifting a portion from the top, either to reveal a card at random or to place the top portion under the bottom portion. (let's cut for dealer)
    Strike or kick (a ball) with an abrupt, typically downward motion. (Cook cut the ball back to him)
    Mix (an illegal drug) with another substance. (speed cut with rat poison)
    Come up to expectations; meet requirements. (this CD player doesn't quite cut it)

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