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