1. [ verb ] separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Related terms: separate bore carve pare slash tap fell bevel carve sever slash carve nip slit plane rip chop slice nick incise chop chatter dissect saw mow bisect nick trisect cut_away chip scissor circumcise furrow cube trench whittle dock cut_out tomahawk sabre rebate cradle indent pink chase mortise shear indent hack undercut trench crosscut jag manicure hob julienne dig carve cut_out chip cut_away scratch_out cut_out cutter
2. [ noun ] (music,fine art,writing) a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
Synonyms: track

"he played the first cut on the cd" "the title track of the album"

Related terms: excerpt
3. [ verb ] cut down on; make a reduction in
Synonyms: reduce cut_down trim trim_down cut_back bring_down trim_back

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Related terms: decrease shorten slash take_away thin_out shave deflate inflate thin quench retrench trim
4. [ 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"

Related terms: uncut pierced severed incised perforated crosscut split cut_up chopped
5. [ verb ] (transportation) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Synonyms: veer swerve curve sheer slue slew trend

"The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"

Related terms: turn peel_off yaw bend swerve yaw
6. [ verb ] make an incision or separation

"cut along the dotted line"

7. [ adjective ] with parts removed
Synonyms: shortened

"the drastically cut film"

Related terms: abridged
8. [ verb ] form by probing, penetrating, or digging

"cut a hole" "cut trenches" "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

Related terms: make
9. [ noun ] (business) a share of the profits

"everyone got a cut of the earnings"

Related terms: share rake-off loot
10. [ noun ] a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
Synonyms: gash
Related terms: furrow
11. [ verb ] cut and assemble the components of
Synonyms: edit_out edit

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

Related terms: change abridge
12. [ noun ] (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next

"the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"

Related terms: transition jump_cut
13. [ verb ] (clothing) style and tailor in a certain fashion
Synonyms: tailor style

"cut a dress" "style a wedding dress"

Related terms: design gore fashion
14. [ verb ] discharge from a group

"The coach cut two players from the team"

Related terms: free
15. [ verb ] (writing) make out and issue
Synonyms: make_out issue write_out

"write out a check" "cut a ticket" "Please make the check out to me"

Related terms: write check
16. [ verb ] hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction

"cut a pingpong ball"

Related terms: hit sport
17. [ adjective ] fashioned or shaped by cutting

"a well-cut suit" "cut diamonds" "cut velvet"

Related terms: uncut slashed hewn slit sheared cut_out
18. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
Synonyms: cut_of_meat
Related terms: meat steak side sirloin hindquarter rib tenderloin cut_of_beef shank leg chine cut_of_pork brisket shin loin forequarter neck cut_of_veal cut_of_mutton cut_of_lamb saddle rack chop roast
19. [ verb ] fell by sawing; hew

"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

Related terms: fell
20. [ noun ] (baseball,sport) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
Synonyms: swing baseball_swing

"he took a vicious cut at the ball"

Related terms: stroke
21. [ noun ] (medicine) a wound made by cutting
Synonyms: slice slash gash

"he put a bandage over the cut"

Related terms: wound slash slit
22. [ noun ] a step on some scale

"he is a cut above the rest"

Related terms: gradation
23. [ noun ] a refusal to recognize someone you know
Synonyms: cold_shoulder snub

"the snub was clearly intentional"

Related terms: rebuff cold-shoulder
24. [ noun ] the act of cutting something into parts
Synonyms: cutting

"his cuts were skillful" "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

Related terms: division dissection severance slicing undercut scission
25. [ verb ] (cards) divide a deck of cards into two parts to make selection difficult

"Wayne cut"

Related terms: shuffle
26. [ verb ] have grow through the gums

"The baby cut a tooth"

Related terms: grow
27. [ verb ] grow through the gums

"The new tooth is cutting"

Related terms: grow
28. [ verb ] perform or carry out

"cut a caper"

Related terms: perform
29. [ verb ] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
Synonyms: dilute reduce thin_out thin

"cut bourbon"

Related terms: weaken water_down dilution dilution cutting diluent
30. [ noun ] a canal made by erosion or excavation
Related terms: canal
31. [ adjective ] mixed with water
Synonyms: weakened thinned

"sold cut whiskey" "a cup of thinned soup"

Related terms: diluted
32. [ verb ] penetrate injuriously

"The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

Related terms: penetrate
33. [ adjective ] wounded by cutting deeply
Synonyms: slashed gashed

"got a gashed arm in a knife fight" "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"

Related terms: injured
34. [ verb ] (agriculture) reap or harvest

"cut grain"

Related terms: reap
35. [ adjective ] made neat and tidy by trimming
Synonyms: trimmed

"his neatly trimmed hair"

Related terms: untrimmed clipped
36. [ verb ] cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
Synonyms: turn_off switch_off turn_out

"Turn off the stereo, please" "cut the engine" "turn out the lights"

Related terms: switch_on throw kill
37. [ noun ] the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
Synonyms: cutting

"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

Related terms: opening incision slash notch
38. [ verb ] (cards) divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult

"Wayne cut" "She cut the deck for a long time"

Related terms: shuffle
39. [ noun ] the act of reducing the amount or number

"the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

Related terms: decrease price_cutting pay_cut cost_cutting spending_cut taxcut budget_cut
40. [ verb ] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
Synonyms: shorten foreshorten abridge contract reduce abbreviate

"The manuscript must be shortened"

Related terms: elaborate decrease condense bowdlerize condensation contraction abridger
41. [ verb ] allow incision or separation

"This bread cuts easily"

Related terms: be
42. [ verb ] function as a cutting instrument

"This knife cuts well"

Related terms: go
43. [ verb ] make a recording of

"cut the songs" "She cut all of her major titles again"

Related terms: record
44. [ verb ] stop filming

"cut a movie scene"

Related terms: stop
45. [ verb ] form or shape by cutting or incising
Synonyms: cut_out

"cut out paper dolls"

Related terms: make carving
46. [ verb ] cease, stop
Synonyms: cut_off

: "cut the noise" "We had to cut short the conversation"

Related terms: interrupt interrupt
47. [ verb ] create by recording electronically

"cut a disk" "cut a CD"

Related terms: produce
48. [ verb ] record a performance on
Synonyms: burn

"cut a record"

Related terms: produce record
49. [ noun ] (psychology,clothing) the style in which a garment is cut

"a dress of traditional cut"

Related terms: fashion
50. [ verb ] pass through or across

"The boat cut the water"

Related terms: transit
51. [ verb ] make an abrupt change of image or sound

"cut from one scene to another"

Related terms: switch cut_away cut_to
52. [ verb ] pass directly and often in haste

"We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

Related terms: pass
53. [ verb ] reduce in amount

"This cuts into my earnings"

Related terms: reduce decrease reduce
54. [ noun ] (writing) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
Synonyms: excision deletion

"an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors" "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

Related terms: editing strike
55. [ noun ] (cards) the division of a deck of cards before dealing
Synonyms: cutting

"he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal" "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"

Related terms: division card_game
56. [ verb ] give the appearance or impression of

"cut a nice figure"

Related terms: look
57. [ verb ] (boxing) move, as of a fist in boxing

"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

Related terms: move boxing
58. [ verb ] informal: be able to manage or manage successfully
Synonyms: hack

"I can't hack it anymore" "she could not cut the long days in the office"

Related terms: cope
59. [ verb ] weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
Synonyms: rationalize rationalise prune

"We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

Related terms: eliminate reduce restrict cut_out
60. [ verb ] dissolve by breaking down the fat of

"soap cuts grease"

Related terms: dissolve
61. [ verb ] intentionally fail to attend
Synonyms: skip

: "cut class"

Related terms: miss bunk_off omission
62. [ verb ] shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of

"cut my hair"

Related terms: shorten crop shave
63. [ adjective ] (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit

"the cut pages of the book"

Related terms: uncut
64. [ verb ] refuse to acknowledge
Synonyms: ignore snub disregard

"She cut him dead at the meeting"

Related terms: treat snub
65. [ adjective ] (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
Synonyms: slashed

"the slashed prices attracted buyers"

Related terms: decreased
66. [ adjective ] cut down
Synonyms: down cut_down

"the tree is down"

Related terms: felled
67. [ noun ] a remark capable of wounding mentally
Synonyms: stinger

"the unkindest cut of all"

Related terms: abuse sting
68. [ adjective ] having a long rip or tear
Synonyms: split

"a split lip"

Related terms: injured
69. [ adjective ] (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
Synonyms: mown

"the smell of new-mown hay"

Related terms: unmown vegetation
70. [ adjective ] (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
Synonyms: gelded emasculated

"a cut horse"

Related terms: castrated
71. [ noun ] (sport,tennis) a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts reverse spin on the ball
Synonyms: undercut

"cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

Related terms: stroke tennis squash badminton undercut
72. [ noun ] the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends
Synonyms: cutting_off cutting

"the barber gave him a good cut"

Related terms: shortening trim haircut shearing clip
73. [ verb ] cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
Synonyms: geld

"the vet gelded the young horse"

Related terms: emasculate gelding
74. [ verb ] record a performance on (a medium)

"cut a record"

Related terms: record
75. [ noun ] an unexcused absence from class

"he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"

Related terms: absence
Similar spelling:   cute