a share of the profits
"everyone got a cut of the earnings"
(film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
"the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
a step on some scale
"he is a cut above the rest"
cut, gash, slash, slice(noun)
a wound made by cutting
"he put a bandage over the cut"
cut, cut of meat(noun)
a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
a remark capable of wounding mentally
"the unkindest cut of all"
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"
deletion, excision, 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"
the style in which a garment is cut
"a dress of traditional cut"
a canal made by erosion or excavation
snub, cut, cold shoulder(noun)
a refusal to recognize someone you know
"the snub was clearly intentional"
baseball swing, swing, cut(noun)
in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
"he took a vicious cut at the ball"
(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
"cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
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"
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
the act of cutting something into parts
"his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
cut, cutting, cutting off(noun)
the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
"the barber gave him a good cut"
the act of reducing the amount or number
"the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
an unexcused absence from class
"he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
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"
fashioned or shaped by cutting
"a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
with parts removed
"the drastically cut film"
made neat and tidy by trimming
"his neatly trimmed hair"
(used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
"the smell of newly mown hay"
(of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
"the cut pages of the book"
cut, emasculated, gelded(adj)
(of a male animal) having the testicles removed
"a cut horse"
(used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
"the slashed prices attracted buyers"
cut, thinned, weakened(verb)
mixed with water
"sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
separate with or as if with an instrument
"Cut the rope"
reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down(verb)
cut down on; make a reduction in
"reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
make an incision or separation
"cut along the dotted line"
discharge from a group
"The coach cut two players from the team"
form by probing, penetrating, or digging
"cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
style and tailor in a certain fashion
"cut a dress"
hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
"cut a Ping-Pong ball"
write out, issue, make out, cut(verb)
make out and issue
"write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
edit, cut, edit out(verb)
cut and assemble the components of
"edit film"; "cut recording tape"
intentionally fail to attend
be able to manage or manage successfully
"I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
give the appearance or impression of
"cut a nice figure"
move (one's fist)
"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
pass directly and often in haste
"We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
pass through or across
"The boat cut the water"
make an abrupt change of image or sound
"cut from one scene to another"
"cut a movie scene"
make a recording of
"cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
record a performance on (a medium)
"cut a record"
create by duplicating data
"cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
form or shape by cutting or incising
"cut paper dolls"
perform or carry out
"cut a caper"
function as a cutting instrument
"This knife cuts well"
allow incision or separation
"This bread cuts easily"
divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
"Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
switch off, cut, turn off, turn out(verb)
cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
"Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
reap or harvest
fell by sawing; hew
"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
"The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
ignore, disregard, snub, cut(verb)
refuse to acknowledge
"She cut him dead at the meeting"
shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
"cut my hair"
cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise(verb)
weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
"We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
dissolve by breaking down the fat of
"soap cuts grease"
have a reducing effect
"This cuts into my earnings"
cut, cut off(verb)
"cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut(verb)
lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
have grow through the gums
"The baby cut a tooth"
grow through the gums
"The new tooth is cutting"
cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
"the vet gelded the young horse"
An opening resulting from cutting.
Look at this cut on my finger!
The act of cutting.
He made a fine cut with his sword.
The result of cutting.
A share or portion.
The lawyer took a cut of the profits.
A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
The player next to the dealer makes a cut by placing the bottom half on top.
The manner or style a garment is fashioned in.
I like the cut of that suit.
A slab, especially of meat.
Thatu2019s our finest cut of meat.
To perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
I cut the skin on my arm.
To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
Would you please cut the cake?
To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
Travis was cut from the team.
To remove and place in memory for later use.
Select the text, cut it, and then paste it in the other application.
To enter a queue in the wrong place.
One student kept trying to cut in front of the line.
To cease recording activities.
After the actors read their lines, the director yelled "Cut!"
To reduce, especially intentionally.
They're going to cut salaries by fifteen percent.
To form or shape by cutting.
I have three diamonds to cut today.
To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
This road cuts right through downtown.
An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
A definable part, such as an individual song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
The drummer on the last cut of their CD is not identified.
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.
To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
To not attend a class, especially when not permitted.
I cut fifth period to hang out with Angela.
To change direction suddenly.
The football player cut to his left to evade a tackle.
To divide a pack of playing cards into two
If you cut then I'll deal.
To dilute a liquid, usually alcohol.
The bartender cuts his beer to save money and now it's all watery.
To ignore as a social snub.
After the incident at the dinner party, people started to cut him on the street.
To wound with a knife.
Having been cut.
Carved into a shape; not raw.
Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
Eliminated from consideration during a recruitment drive.
Removed from a team roster.
Intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol.
to separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide
to sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap
to sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails
to castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse
to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out
to wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick
to intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles
to refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance
to absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc
to do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well
to admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument
to perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument
to make a stroke with a whip
to interfere, as a horse
to move or make off quickly
to divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt
an opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut
a stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip
that which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him; a slight
a notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad
the surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut
a portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber
an engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts
the act of dividing a pack cards
the right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment
a common work horse; a gelding
the failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise
a skein of yarn
gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument
formed or shaped as by cutting; carved
overcome by liquor; tipsy
Origin: [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece, Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.]
After a deck of cards is shuffled by the dealer, it is often given to a player other than the one who performed the shuffle for a procedure called a cut.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kut, v.t. to make an incision in: to cleave or pass through: to divide: to carve, hew, or fashion by cutting: to wound or hurt: to affect deeply: to shorten: to break off acquaintance with, to pass intentionally without saluting: to renounce, give up: to castrate: to perform or execute, as 'to cut a caper.'—v.i. to make an incision: to pass, go quickly: (slang) to run away, to be off: to twiddle the feet rapidly in dancing:—pr.p. cut′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. cut.—n. a cleaving or dividing: a stroke or blow: an act of unkindness: the card obtained by cutting or dividing the pack: an incision or wound: a piece cut off: an engraved block, or the picture from it: manner of cutting, or, fashion: (pl.) a lot.—n. Cut′away′, a coat with the skirt cut away in a curve in front—also adj.—ns. Cut′-off, that which cuts off or shortens, a straighter road, a shorter channel cut by a river across a bend: a contrivance for saving steam by regulating its admission to the cylinder; Cut′purse (Shak.), one who stole by cutting off and carrying away purses (the purses being worn at the girdle): a pickpocket; Cut′ter, the person or thing that cuts: in a tailor's shop, the one who measures and cuts out the cloth: a small vessel with one mast, a mainsail, a forestaysail, and a jib set to bowsprit-end, any sloop of narrow beam and deep draught; Cut′-throat, an assassin: ruffian; Cut′ting, a dividing or lopping off: an incision: a piece cut off: a paragraph from a newspaper: a piece of road or railway excavated: a twig; Cut′-wa′ter, the fore-part of a ship's prow.—Cut a dash, or figure, to make a conspicuous appearance; Cut-and-come-again, abundant supply, from the notion of cutting a slice, and returning at will for another; Cut-and-cover, a method of forming a tunnel by cutting out, arching it over, and then covering in; Cut-and-dry, or Cut-and-dried, ready made, without the merit of freshness—from the state of herbs in the shop instead of the field; Cut and run, to be off quickly; Cut down, to take down the body of one hanged by cutting the rope: to reduce, curtail; Cut in, to strike into, as to a conversation, a game at whist; Cut it too fat, to overdo a thing; Cut off, to destroy, put to an untimely death: intercept: stop; Cut off with a shilling, to disinherit, bequeathing only a shilling; Cut one's stick, to take one's departure; Cut out, to shape: contrive: debar: supplant: to take a ship out of a harbour, &c., by getting between her and the shore; Cut short, to abridge: check; Cut the coat according to the cloth, to adapt one's self to circumstances; Cut the teeth, to have the teeth grow through the gums—of an infant; Cut the throat of (fig.), to destroy utterly; Cut up, to carve: eradicate: criticise severely: turn out (well or ill) when divided into parts; Cut up rough, to become quarrelsome.—A cut above (coll.), a degree or stage above; Short cut, or Near cut, a short way. [Prob. W. cwtau, shorten.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cut' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #725
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cut' in Written Corpus Frequency: #526
Rank popularity for the word 'cut' in Nouns Frequency: #799
Rank popularity for the word 'cut' in Verbs Frequency: #126
The numerical value of cut in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of cut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never cut what you can untie.
They (the Saudis) want to cut but they don't want to cut alone.
If a man has his throat cut in Paris, it's a murder. If 50,000 people are murdered in the east, it is a question.
They cut these reliefs and sell them to criminals and antique dealers, usually they cut off the head, leaving the legs, because the head is the valuable part.
The timing of the rate cut is well within expectations while the depth of the cut is smaller than many had expected, the market is in a consolidation period, and I don't think the rate cut could change that pattern.
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Translations for cut
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- sny, gesnydeAfrikaans
- جَرَحَ, قَطَعَArabic
- рэ́заць, рубі́ць, секчы́Belarusian
- кройка, разрез, рязане, сека, режа, ре́жа, орязвам, разсичамBulgarian
- retallar, tallarCatalan, Valencian
- říznutí, řez, snímání, rozdělit, oddělit, tít, řezatCzech
- mode, hug, snit, skramme, stykke, aftagning, udskæring, snitsår, nedsættelse, skære, tilhugge, snitte, snyde, slibe, pjække, udelukke, nedsætte, tilskære, beskære, krydse, udskære, slebetDanish
- Schnitt, beschneiden, einschneiden, schneiden, schwänzen, klappe, trennen, geschnitten, geschliffenGerman
- κομμάτι, κόψιμο, τομή, αποκοπή, [[κάνω]] [[κοπάνα]], κόβω, πηδάω, βγάζω, μειώνω, κομμένος, περιτετμημένοςGreek
- corte, faltar, cortar, incidir, colar, atravesar, retirar, recortar, tallar, cortado, circuncidado, talladoSpanish
- sivallus, viilto, alennettu, leikkaus, haava, leikattu, viiltohaava, nosto, pala, koukata, leikata, nostaa, [[jakaa]] ([[kahtia]]), mutkitella, kiilata, hioa, etuilla, lintsata, heikennetty, vähennetty, kevennettyFinnish
- coupe, entaille, baisse, diminution, coupure, couper, sécher, inciser, réduire, coupés, coupées, taillé, coupéeFrench
- gearradh, geàrrScottish Gaelic
- חתיכה, חיתוך, חתך, הבריז, חתוךHebrew
- կտրատել, կտրելArmenian
- skurður, afskurður, snið, troða, skera niður, skera, skipta, skrópa, draga, klippaIcelandic
- taglia, sgravio, taglio, alzata, pezzo, incisione, riduzione, tagliare, alzare, saltare, incidere, ridotto, circonciso, potato, cesellato, accorciato, tagliato, ritagliato, scolpitoItalian
- 横切る, 減らす, サボる, カット, 切る, 削減Japanese
- seco, interseco, incido, inseco, curtoLatin
- cirtiens, grieztLatvian
- ре́же, се́чеMacedonian
- putus, terpotongMalay
- stykningsdel, stykkeNorwegian
- snee, stuk, snit, snijden, knippen, slijpen, stoppen, schudden, scheiden, kappen, verdelen, spijbelen, verminderen, voorsteken, geslepenDutch
- corte, redução, matar, remover, diminuir, cortar, faltar, reduzir, retirar, atravessar, talhar, incisar, furar, lapidado, reduzido, cortadoPortuguese
- kuchuy, p'itiyQuechua
- taglier, tagliar, taglerRomansh
- incizie, tăietură, tăiere, tăia, diminua, reduce, tăiatRomanian
- покро́й, разре́з, поре́з, ре́зание, ре́зать, разреза́́ть, уре́зать, поруби́ть, выреза́ть, выре́зать, уреза́ть, руби́ть, разре́зать, поре́зать, обре́заный, наре́заный, огранённый, ре́заный, уре́заный, разре́заный, поре́заныйRussian
- rezati, сјећи, seći, резати, сећи, sjećiSerbo-Croatian
- ťať, rezaťSlovak
- skärning, skärsår, snitt, giv, klippa bort, utesluta, kupera, tränga, skära, klippa, klippt, skurenSwedish
- kesme, kesik, kesmek, kesimTurkish
- руба́ти, рі́затиUkrainian
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