[c]/kʌt / (say kut)

verb (cut, cutting)
verb (t)
1. to penetrate, with or as with a sharp-edged instrument: he cut his finger.
2. to strike sharply, as with a whip.
3. to wound severely the feelings of.
4. to divide, with or as with a sharp-edged instrument; sever; carve: to cut a rope; to cut bread into slices.
5. to hew or saw down; fell: to cut timber.
6. to detach, with or as with a sharp-edged instrument; separate from the main body; lop off.
7. to reap; mow; harvest: to cut grain; to cut hay.
8. to trim by clipping, shearing, paring, or pruning: to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
9. to castrate.
10. Aboriginal English to circumcise.
11. to intersect; cross: one line cuts another at right angles.
12. to stop; halt the running of, as an engine, a liquid, etc.
13. to abridge or shorten by omitting a part: to cut a speech.
14. to lower; reduce; diminish; bring down: to cut rates.
15. Radio, TV to stop recording or transmitting (a scene, broadcast, etc.).
16. Film, TV, etc. to edit (filmed material) by cutting and rearranging pieces of film.
a. to record (a song, piece of music, etc.): the group cut three songs last night.
b. to produce (a CD, record, etc.) by recording: they cut two CDs last year.
18. to make or fashion by cutting, as a statue, jewel, garment, etc.
19. to hollow out; excavate; dig: to cut a trench.
20. to perform or execute: to cut a caper.
21. Colloquial to renounce; give up.
22. to refuse to recognise socially.
23. Colloquial to absent oneself from: to cut school.
24. Cards
a. to divide (a pack of cards) at random into two or more parts, by removing cards from the top.
b. to take (a card) from a pack.
25. Sport to hit (a ball) either with the hand or some instrument so as to change its course and often to cause it to spin.
26. Cricket
a. in batting, to strike with a cross-bat and dispatch (a ball) on the off side, usually in a direction between cover and fine third man.
b. in bowling, to cause (the ball) to deviate on bouncing, usually by making the seam strike the pitch; seam.
27. of sheep, to yield (wool) on being shorn: the sheep cut a heavy fleece.
28. Originally US to dilute or adulterate (originally liquor, as whisky, then a drug, as heroin) with other substances.
verb (i)
29. to penetrate or divide something as with a sharp-edged instrument; make an incision: this knife won't cut.
30. to allow incision or severing: butter cuts easily.
31. to pass, go, or come, especially in the most direct way (across, through, in, etc.): to cut across a field.
32. to strike sharply, as with a whip.
33. (of the teeth) to grow through the gums.
34. Cards to cut the cards.
35. Radio, TV to stop filming or recording.
36. Colloquial to run away; make off.
37. (of a horse) to interfere.
38. Cricket to make a cut in batting.
39. Medicine Colloquial to perform a surgical operation.
40. that has been subjected to cutting; divided into pieces by cutting; detached by cutting: cut flowers.
41. Botany incised; cleft.
42. fashioned by cutting; having the surface shaped or ornamented by grinding and polishing: cut glass.
43. reduced by, or as by, cutting: cut rates.
44. diluted; adulterated; impure: cut heroin.
45. Colloquial drunk.
46. Colloquial circumcised.
47. the act of cutting; a stroke or a blow, as with a knife, whip, etc.
48. a piece cut off, especially of meat.
49. Meat Industry part of an animal, usually cut as one piece.
50. Colloquial share: his cut was 20 per cent.
51. the quantity cut, as wool or timber.
52. the result of cutting, as an incision, wound, etc.
53. a passage, channel, etc., made by cutting or digging.
54. a harvest, especially of sugar cane.
55. a job as a shearer: to arrange a cut for the coming season.
56. manner or fashion in which anything is cut.
57. manner or style; kind.
58. a passage or course straight across: a short cut.
59. an excision or omission of a part.
60. a part excised or omitted.
61. part of a mob of livestock separated from a main mob: a cut of 300 steers was taken.
62. a reduction in price, salary, staffing, etc.: pay cuts; staff cuts.
63. an act, speech, etc., which wounds the feelings.
64. a blow from a cane; corporal punishment, especially when administered to schoolchildren.
65. an engraved block or plate used for printing, or an impression from it.
66. Colloquial a refusal to recognise an acquaintance.
67. Sport
a. the act of cutting a ball.
b. the spin of the ball.
68. Also, cut shot. Cricket a batting stroke which cuts (def. 26a).
69. a track on a record.
70. Cards a cutting of the cards.
71. one of several pieces of straw, paper, etc., used in drawing lots.
72. TV, Film, etc.
a. a quick transition from one shot to another.
b. an edited version of recorded material: first cut; director's cut.
73. the quantity of wool shorn: my cut was thirty bales.
74. a cut above, Colloquial somewhat superior in some respect: a new performer who is definitely a cut above; a student who is a cut above the rest of the class.
75. cut across,
a. to take a short cut.
b. to interrupt.
76. cut a dash, Colloquial to make an impression by one's ostentatious or flamboyant behaviour or dress: *Milliners were in seventh heaven – ladies eager to cut a dash were happy to pay £1,000 ($A2,730) for a show-stopping hat. –aap news, 2001.
77. cut a long story short, to give a succinct account of events, exposition of an argument, etc.
78. cut and dried,
a. fixed or settled in advance: *That wasn't a cut and dried decision because clearly circumstances in Afghanistan are changing –aap news, 2002.
b. lacking freshness or spontaneity.
{Phrase Origin: ? from the practice of cutting and drying herbs, which then lack freshness}
79. cut and paste,
a. to edit (a document) originally by cutting it up and pasting it together in a different order.
b. Computers to move (data) from one application or document to another, or from one location in a document to another.
80. cut and run, Colloquial to leave unceremoniously and in great haste.
81. cut and thrust,
a. swordplay with the edge as well as the point of the sword.
b. lively exchange of opinions or arguments: the cut and thrust of politics.
82. cut a swell (or shine), Colloquial to make a display; swagger.
83. cut back,
a. to shorten or reduce.
b. (in a novel, film, etc.) to return suddenly to earlier events.
c. Football to reverse direction suddenly by moving in the diagonally opposite course.
d. Surfing to change the direction of one's board by going out of a wave and coming back into it.
84. cut both ways,
a. (of an argument, proposal, etc.) to support and oppose the same contention.
b. to be beneficial in some respects and disadvantageous in others.
85. cut down,
a. to bring down by cutting.
b. to reduce, especially expenses, costs, etc.
86. cut down to size, to reduce to the proper status or level, or to the frame of mind in keeping with a person's position.
87. cut from the same cloth, similar in fundamental ways.
88. cut in,
a. to interrupt.
b. (in traffic) to pull in dangerously soon after overtaking.
c. to allow (oneself or someone else) a share: he cut his brother in on the deal.
d. to move in between a dancing couple in order to dance with one of them.
e. Electricity to switch on.
f. to begin to shear sheep.
g. to join a card game by taking the place of someone who is leaving.
89. cut it,
a. Colloquial to make the grade; be competent: she couldn't cut it in her new job.
b. to go; leave: let's cut it.
90. cut it fine, to leave only a narrow margin of error.
91. cut it out, Colloquial (an interjection telling someone to stop doing something, such as quarrelling): *Cut it out, you two. –tim winton, 1986.
92. cut it (too) fat, Colloquial to overdo something; be ostentatious.
93. cut no ice, (sometimes followed by with) to make no impression.
94. cut off,
a. to separate from the main body or part.
b. to intercept.
c. to interrupt.
d. to bring to a sudden end.
e. to shut out.
f. to disinherit.
g. (in a telephone conversation) to disconnect.
h. to go off in another direction.
95. cut one's coat according to one's cloth, to live within the limits of one's resources or opportunities.
96. cut one's losses, to abandon a project in which one has already invested some part of one's capital, either material or emotional, for no return, so as not to incur more losses.
97. cut one's stick, Colloquial to depart; leave.
98. cut one's teeth on, Colloquial to gain experience on.
99. cut out,
a. to omit; delete; excise.
b. to spend all the money represented by (a cheque).
c. to oust and replace; supplant (especially a rival).
d. to move suddenly out of the lane or path in which one has been driving.
e. Printing to remove the background from (an illustration) so that the outline of the subject appears on an unprinted background.
f. (of an electrical device) to switch off, as when overloaded.
g. to remove (individual livestock) from a herd or flock.
h. to clear (a timbered area) completely.
i. to leave (someone) out of a card game.
j. (of a shearer) to come to the end of a contract.
k. to cause (a shearing shed) to cease operation: several sheds were cut out.
l. to stop; cease; come to an end: the shearing cut out; the electricity cut out.
m. to plan or arrange; prepare.
n. to fashion or shape by cutting.
100. cut out for (or to be), well fitted for (an occupation, role, etc.): *when he was not yet eighteen years old, Baudin believed the young man was lazy and not cut out to be an officer. –tim flannery, 1999.
101. cut someone dead, to ignore someone.
102. cut someone's lunch, Colloquial to attempt to gain the affection of someone's girlfriend or boyfriend.
103. cut someone short, to interrupt someone.
104. cut teeth, to have the teeth grow through the gums.
105. cut to the chase, to address the most important issue immediately, without preliminary small talk; get to the point.
106. cut up,
a. to cut into pieces.
b. Colloquial to criticise severely.
c. Colloquial to upset or cause distress to.
d. Horseracing to adopt cutthroat tactics.
107. cut up rough (or nasty), Colloquial to behave badly; become unpleasant.
108. go like a cut cat, Colloquial to go very fast.
109. in for one's cut, Colloquial participating in the expectation of a share in the spoils or profit.
110. make the cut, (in sports where players or competitors are selected from a large field during preliminary trials) to qualify for the actual game or competition.
111. the cuts, Colloquial a caning: *You're gonna get the cuts from Mr Dunstan –phillip adams, 1974.
{Middle English cutten, kytten, kitten; from Old Norse, compare Swedish dialect kata cut}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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