Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Cut
  1. an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
  2. the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
  3. the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
  4. the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
  5. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  6. 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"
  7. (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
  8. in baseball; a batter''s attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
  9. a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
  10. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
  11. a canal made by erosion or excavation
  12. the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
  13. 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"
  14. 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"
  15. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
  16. a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
  17. a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
  18. a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
  19. a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
  20. a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"
  21. cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
  22. grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
  23. have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
  24. cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
  25. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
  26. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  27. cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
  28. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  29. have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
  30. dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
  31. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
  32. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
  33. refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
  34. make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
  35. penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
  36. fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
  37. reap or harvest; "cut grain"
  38. hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"
  39. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
  40. separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
  41. divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
  42. make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
  43. allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
  44. function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
  45. style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
  46. perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
  47. form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
  48. form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
  49. create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
  50. record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
  51. make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
  52. stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
  53. make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
  54. pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
  55. pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor''s yard to get home sooner"
  56. turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  57. move (one''s fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
  58. give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
  59. discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
  60. informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can''t hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
  61. intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
  62. with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
  63. 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"
  64. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
  65. fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
  66. mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
  67. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
  68. cut down; "the tree is down"
  69. wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"
  70. having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
  71. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay"
  72. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
  73. made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
Similar Words: cutting, cutting off, undercut, baseball swing, swing, snub, cold shoulder, gash, deletion, excision, track, stinger, cut of meat, slash, slice, geld, edit, edit out, dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, cut off, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down, prune, rationalize, rationalise, ignore, disregard, write out, issue, make out, switch off, turn off, turn out, tailor, burn, swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, hack, skip, shortened, thinned, weakened, slashed, down, gashed, split, mown, emasculated, gelded, trimmed


See Also: interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off, restrict, curtail, curb, cut back, reduce, cut down, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down, cut out, cut away, carve, cut up, dig, delve, cut into, turn over, chip, knap, break off, scratch out, cut to


Hyponyms: budget cut, pay cut, salary cut, cost cutting, price cutting, price cut, spending cut, taxcut, clip, clipping, snip, haircut, trim, trimming, shearing, severance, severing, dissection, scission, slicing, undercut, notch, nick, snick, slash, gash, incision, section, surgical incision, jump cut, roast, joint, chop, chine, leg, side, side of meat, forequarter, hindquarter, cut of beef, rib, shank, shin, brisket, steak, loin, sirloin, tenderloin, neck, cut of veal, cut of mutton, cut of lamb, saddle, rack, cut of pork, rake-off, vigorish, water down, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, expurgate, castrate, shorten, digest, condense, concentrate, quench, retrench, thin out, thin, take away, detract, deflate, inflate, shave, knock off, crop, check, kill, manicure, scissor, plane, slice, slice up, pink, jag, carve, cut up, chip at, cube, dice, julienne, hack, chop up, fell, drop, strike down, cut down, chip, knap, cut off, break off, pare, circumcise, furrow, chamfer, chase, indent, mortise, mortice, mow, shear, tap, hob, bore, drill, nip, nip off, snip off, dissect, bisect, trisect, whittle, chatter, cut away, tomahawk, sabre, saber, rebate, cradle, incise, trench, dock, tail, bob, slit, saw, discerp, sever, lop, bevel, crosscut, cut across, rip, gore, peel off, yaw, bunk off, play hooky


Grouped Verbs: abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce, edit, edit out, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down, burn


Part Meronyms: card game, cards, loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty money


Derivational Morphology: undercut, slight, cold-shoulder, ignore, disregard, snub, strike, expunge, excise, delete, cancel, edit, blue-pencil, sting, slit, slice, slash, gash, cut down, gelding, film editing, cutting, thinning, dilutant, diluent, thinner, dilution, contraction, shortener, abridger, abbreviator, condensation, abridgement, abridgment, capsule, trim, trimming, clipping, cutback, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down, cold shoulder, cutter, cutlery, cutting tool, tailor, seamster, sartor, carving, cutting off, swerve, swerving, veering, course, trend, curve, curved shape, bend, yaw, omission, skip, skipper


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