Associations to the word «Cut»

Wiktionary

CUT, adjective. (participial adjective) Having been cut.
CUT, adjective. Reduced.
CUT, adjective. (of a gem) Carved into a shape; not raw.
CUT, adjective. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (cricket) (of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
CUT, adjective. (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
CUT, adjective. (informal) Circumcised.
CUT, adjective. (Australia) (NZ) (slang) Emotionally hurt.
CUT, adjective. Eliminated from consideration during a recruitment drive.
CUT, adjective. Removed from a team roster.
CUT, adjective. (NZ) Intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol.
CUT, noun. An opening resulting from cutting.
CUT, noun. The act of cutting.
CUT, noun. The result of cutting.
CUT, noun. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove.
CUT, noun. A share or portion.
CUT, noun. (cricket) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
CUT, noun. (cricket) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
CUT, noun. (sports) In lawn tennis, etc., a slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin thus given to the ball.
CUT, noun. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
CUT, noun. The manner or style a garment etc. is fashioned in.
CUT, noun. A slab, especially of meat.
CUT, noun. (fencing) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
CUT, noun. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
CUT, noun. A definable part, such as an individual song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
CUT, noun. (archaeology) A truncation, a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit.
CUT, noun. A haircut.
CUT, noun. (graph theory) the partition of a graph’s vertices into two subgroups
CUT, noun. A string of railway cars coupled together.
CUT, noun. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving.
CUT, noun. (obsolete) A common workhorse; a gelding.
CUT, noun. (slang) (dated) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise.
CUT, noun. A skein of yarn.
CUT, verb. (heading) (transitive) To incise, to cut into the surface of something.
CUT, verb. To perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
CUT, verb. To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
CUT, verb. To form or shape by cutting.
CUT, verb. (slang) To wound with a knife.
CUT, verb. (intransitive) To engage in self-harm by making cuts in one's own skin.
CUT, verb. To deliver a stroke with a whip or like instrument to.
CUT, verb. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce.
CUT, verb. To castrate or geld.
CUT, verb. To interfere, as a horse; to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
CUT, verb. (intransitive) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (heading) (social) To separate, remove, reject or reduce.
CUT, verb. To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
CUT, verb. To reduce, especially intentionally.
CUT, verb. To absent oneself from (a class, an appointment, etc.).
CUT, verb. To ignore as a social snub.
CUT, verb. (intransitive) (cinema) (audio) (usually as imperative) To cease recording activities.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (computing) To remove and place in memory for later use.
CUT, verb. (intransitive) To enter a queue in the wrong place.
CUT, verb. (intransitive) To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
CUT, verb. (intransitive) To change direction suddenly.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To divide a pack of playing cards into two.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (slang) To write.
CUT, verb. (transitive) (slang) To dilute a liquid, usually alcohol.
CUT, verb. (transitive) To exhibit (a quality).
CUT, verb. (transitive) To stop or disengage.
CUT, verb. (sports) To drive (a ball) to one side, as by (in billiards or croquet) hitting it fine with another ball, or (in tennis) striking it with the racket inclined.
CUT A CAPER, verb. To frolic or romp; to dance about in a frantic or ridiculous manner.
CUT A DASH, verb. (idiomatic) To make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression.
CUT A FEATHER, verb. (nautical) To make the water foam in moving; in allusion to the ripple which a ship throws off from her bows.
CUT A FEATHER, verb. (colloquial) To make oneself conspicuous.
CUT A FIGURE, verb. (idiomatic) To present an image; to make an impression.
CUT A RUG, verb. (idiomatic) To dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.
CUT A SWATH, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) Variant form of cut a wide swath.
CUT A SWATHE, verb. Alternative spelling of cut a swath
CUT A WIDE SWATH, verb. (chiefly US) To clear a broad track through a grassland, woodland, geographical region, or other area, either by natural means or by human action.
CUT A WIDE SWATH, verb. (chiefly US) (figuratively) (idiomatic) To behave in an expansive, flagrantly showy, or pushy manner, especially in public venues; to exert sweeping influence.
CUT A WIDE SWATHE, verb. Alternative spelling of cut a wide swath
CUT AND COVER, noun. A method of building subway tunnels where a trench is dug, a concrete boxed place therein, then covered in soil.
CUT AND DRIED, adjective. (idiomatic) simple, straightforward, clear, or certain
CUT AND DRIED, adjective. (idiomatic) decided, set, settled, not open to change
CUT AND DRIED, adjective. (idiomatic) (obsolete) lacking freshness or spontaneity
CUT AND PASTE, verb. To compose a document by piecing together components of other documents.
CUT AND PASTE, verb. (computing) to delete text or other data in one document and insert it in the same or different one
CUT AND RUN, verb. (nautical) To sail away quickly by cutting the yarns that hold the sails furled.
CUT AND RUN, verb. (by extension) To hurry away; to escape.
CUT AND RUN, verb. (military) To abandon a position as quickly as possible.
CUT AND THRUST, noun. (idiomatic) A vehement argument
CUT BACK, verb. (transitive and intransitive with on) To reduce the amount of (something).
CUT BACK, verb. (intransitive with on) To reduce spending.
CUT BACK, verb. (intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
CUT BAIT, verb. (idiomatic) To give up on something in order to pursue something else.
CUT BAIT, verb. (literally) To chop up fish bait for use.
CUT BOTH WAYS, verb. (idiomatic) To have both benefits and drawbacks.
CUT CAKE, noun. A Jamaican dessert made with sliced coconut, ginger and brown sugar.
CUT CAPERS, verb. To engage in brief frolics, romps, or frantic, ridiculous dances.
CUT CARD, noun. (blackjack) A brightly coloured plastic card that serves to mark the point where the dealer will reshuffle the cards, to allow the player to cut the deck prior to dealing, and to prevent the bottom card from being exposed during play.
CUT CORNERS, verb. To bypass a prescribed route so as to gain competitive advantage or to circumvent traffic signals or other rules of the road.
CUT CORNERS, verb. (idiomatic) To do a less-than-thorough or incomplete job; to do something poorly or take shortcuts.
CUT DOWN, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,‎ down.
CUT DOWN, verb. (transitive) To bring down by cutting.
CUT DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To insult, to belittle.
CUT DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
CUT DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To slay, often in great numbers.
CUT FASTBALL, noun. (baseball) A pitch thrown with an offset grip and a moderate amount of added pressure by middle finger yielding a combination of backspin and some sidespin, resulting in motion to the left when thrown by a right handed pitcher with velocity only slightly diminished from that of a fastball
CUT FASTBALLS, noun. Plural of split-finger fastball
CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH, adjective. (idiomatic) (of two or more persons or things) Very similar; possessing many of the same fundamental characteristics.
CUT GLASS, noun. Glass that has been cut, using an abrasive wheel, into a decorative pattern of facets.
CUT IN, verb. To intrude or interrupt.
CUT IN, verb. (idiomatic) Especially, to dance with someone who is already dancing by replacing his or her partner.
CUT IN, verb. When painting, to paint edges, corners, or trim in preparation for rolling larger areas.
CUT IN, verb. To join a queue in the middle, as opposed to at the back
CUT IT, verb. (idiomatic) To suffice; to be effective or successful.
CUT IT CLOSE, verb. (idiomatic) To judge or finish something close to its limit.
CUT IT FINE, verb. (idiomatic) to achieve something at the last possible moment, or with no margin for error
CUT LIKE A KNIFE, verb. (simile) To sting severely, to cause a sensation of stinging, especially said of cold weather.
CUT LIKE A KNIFE, verb. (simile) To be very sharp (of a character, or remark)
CUT LINE, noun. (squash) A line on the front wall, above which the ball must hit for a serve
CUT LOOSE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To behave in an uncontrolled manner.
CUT LOOSE, verb. To party without restraint.
CUT LOOSE, verb. To act freely.
CUT NO ICE, verb. (idiomatic) (usually with "with") To have no influence (on).
CUT OF ONE'S JIB, noun. (idiomatic) A person's general appearance, manner, or style.
CUT OF THE SAME CLOTH, adjective. Alternative form of cut from the same cloth
CUT OFF, verb. To remove via cutting.
CUT OFF, verb. To isolate or remove from contact.
CUT OFF, verb. To stop providing funds to someone.
CUT OFF, verb. To end abruptly.
CUT OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
CUT OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (drive) To swerve in front of (another car).
CUT OFF, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of cut off
CUT OFF, noun. Fuse.
CUT OFF ONE'S NOSE TO SPITE ONE'S FACE, verb. (idiomatic) To harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.
CUT OFFS, noun. Plural of cut off
CUT ONE, verb. (slang) (idiomatic) to fart
CUT ONE LOOSE, verb. (slang) (idiomatic) to fart
CUT ONE'S COAT ACCORDING TO ONE'S CLOTH, verb. (idiomatic) live according to one's means, and not more.
CUT ONE'S LOSSES, verb. To discontinue an effort that seems unlikely ever to bear fruit.
CUT ONE'S TEETH, verb. (idiomatic) To begin; to gain early experience.
CUT ONESELF, verb. To deliberately make incisions in one's skin as a form of self-harm.
CUT OUT, adjective. (idiomatic) Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.
CUT OUT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,‎ out. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever
CUT OUT, verb. (transitive) To refrain from (doing something, using something etc.), to stop/cease (doing something).
CUT OUT, verb. (transitive) To remove, omit.
CUT OUT, verb. (transitive) To oust, to replace.
CUT OUT, verb. (transitive) To separate from a herd.
CUT OUT, verb. (intransitive) To stop working, to switch off; (of a person on the telephone etc.) to be inaudible, be disconnected.
CUT OUT, verb. (intransitive) To leave suddenly.
CUT OUT, verb. (usually in passive) To arrange.
CUT OUT, verb. (transitive) To intercept
CUT OUT OF THE SAME CLOTH, adjective. Alternative form of cut from the same cloth
CUT RED TAPE, verb. (US) (idiomatic) To reduce bureaucracy.
CUT SCENE, noun. (video games) A typically non-interactive cinematic narrative technique used in video games to advance the story. Cut scenes may be presented with either full motion video or may be done with the game engine. Cut scenes presented in-engine can be interactive, the player may be able to change the camera angle or press a button to perform an action.
CUT SCENES, noun. Plural of cut scene
CUT SHORT, verb. Make shorter by cutting
CUT SHORT, verb. (idiomatic) interrupt and curtail before the planned end time.
CUT SOMEONE COLD, verb. To ignore someone insultingly or slightingly.
CUT SOMEONE LOOSE, verb. (idiomatic) To let someone go from something, such as a position, relationship, or obligation.
CUT SOMEONE SOME SLACK, verb. To make allowances for someone, and not treat a failure severely
CUT SPLICE, noun. (nautical) Two ropes spliced together to form an eye which lies shut when taut
CUT STICK, verb. (dated) (slang) To depart clandestinely or in a hurry.
CUT SWATHES, verb. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) Variant form of cut a wide swath.
CUT THE CHEESE, verb. (US) (idiomatic) (euphemistic) (slang) To flatulate.
CUT THE CRAP, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) to stop talking about irrelevant things.
CUT THE CRAP, verb. (idiomatic) (vulgar) to stop lying.
CUT THE MUSTARD, verb. (idiomatic) To suffice; to be good or effective enough.
CUT THE MUSTER, verb. (quite rare) Alternative form of cut the mustard
CUT THE RUG, verb. Alternative form of cut a rug
CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD, verb. (US) (idiomatic) (euphemistic) To end a child's over-dependence on or over-attachment to their parents.
CUT THROUGH, verb. (idiom) to deal with an issue quickly
CUT THROUGH, verb. To take a shortcut through
CUT TIME, noun. (music) A meter of two minims per measure.
CUT TO BLACK, noun. A film punctuation in which the picture is instantaneously darkened
CUT TO PIECES, verb. To cut, chop, slice etc. so as to form smaller pieces.
CUT TO PIECES, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To utterly defeat or overwhelm.
CUT TO THE CHASE, verb. (idiomatic) To get to the point; to get on with it; to state something directly.
CUT TO THE QUICK, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,‎ quick.
CUT TO THE QUICK, verb. To hurt a person deeply, especially emotionally.
CUT TO THE QUICK, verb. To get to the most essential idea or point.
CUT UP, verb. (transitive) To cut into smaller pieces, parts, or sections.
CUT UP, verb. (transitive) (informal) To lacerate; to wound by multiple lacerations; to injure or damage by cutting, or as if by cutting.
CUT UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To distress mentally or emotionally.
CUT UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (dated) To severely criticize or censure; to subject to hostile criticism.
CUT UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To behave like a clown or jokester (a cut-up); to misbehave; to act in a playful, comical, boisterous, or unruly manner to elicit laughter, attention, etc.
CUT UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) (British) To move aggressively in front of another vehicle while driving. US: cut off.
CUT UP, verb. (intransitive) Disintegrate; break into bits.
CUT UP, verb. (slang) (dated) To divide into portions well or badly; to have the property left at one's death turn out well or poorly when divided among heirs, legatees, etc.
CUT UP, verb. (informal) (racing) Comprise a particular selection of runners.
CUT UP, adjective. Having been cut into smaller pieces.
CUT UP, adjective. Wounded with multiple lacerations.
CUT UP, adjective. (idiomatic) (UK) (Australia) Emotionally upset; mentally distressed.
CUT UP, adjective. (informal) Muscular and lean.
CUT UP NASTY, verb. To become angry; to make a fuss.
CUT UP ROUGH, verb. To become angry; to make a fuss.
CUT UP SHINES, verb. (US) (slang) (dated) To play pranks.
CUT WIND, verb. To pass gas; to break wind

Dictionary definition

CUT, noun. A share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings".
CUT, noun. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt".
CUT, noun. A trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation.
CUT, noun. A step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest".
CUT, noun. A wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut".
CUT, noun. A piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass.
CUT, noun. A remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all".
CUT, noun. 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".
CUT, noun. 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".
CUT, noun. The style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut".
CUT, noun. A canal made by erosion or excavation.
CUT, noun. A refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional".
CUT, noun. In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball".
CUT, noun. (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player".
CUT, noun. 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".
CUT, noun. The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels".
CUT, noun. The act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess".
CUT, noun. The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut".
CUT, noun. The act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget".
CUT, noun. An unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class".
CUT, verb. Separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope".
CUT, verb. Cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits".
CUT, verb. Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right".
CUT, verb. Make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line".
CUT, verb. Discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team".
CUT, verb. Form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face".
CUT, verb. Style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress".
CUT, verb. Hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball".
CUT, verb. Make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me".
CUT, verb. Cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape".
CUT, verb. Intentionally fail to attend; "cut class".
CUT, verb. Be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office".
CUT, verb. Give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure".
CUT, verb. Move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin".
CUT, verb. Pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner".
CUT, verb. Pass through or across; "The boat cut the water".
CUT, verb. Make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another".
CUT, verb. Stop filming; "cut a movie scene".
CUT, verb. Make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again".
CUT, verb. Record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record".
CUT, verb. Create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD".
CUT, verb. Form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls".
CUT, verb. Perform or carry out; "cut a caper".
CUT, verb. Function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well".
CUT, verb. Allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily".
CUT, verb. Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time".
CUT, verb. Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights".
CUT, verb. Reap or harvest; "cut grain".
CUT, verb. Fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia".
CUT, verb. Penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead".
CUT, verb. Refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting".
CUT, verb. Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair".
CUT, verb. Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet".
CUT, verb. Dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease".
CUT, verb. Have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings".
CUT, verb. Cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation".
CUT, verb. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened".
CUT, verb. Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon".
CUT, verb. Have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth".
CUT, verb. Grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting".
CUT, verb. Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse".
CUT, adjective. 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".
CUT, adjective. Fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet".
CUT, adjective. With parts removed; "the drastically cut film".
CUT, adjective. Made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair".
CUT, adjective. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay".
CUT, adjective. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book".
CUT, adjective. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse".
CUT, adjective. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers".
CUT, adjective. Mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup".

Wise words

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Ernest Hemingway