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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), verb (used without an object)

1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.

2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.

Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese. --Holmes.

3. To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument.

He saved the lives of thousands by his manner of cutting for the stone. --Pope.

4. To make a stroke with a whip.

5. To interfere, as a horse.

6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.]

7. 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.

{To cut across}, to pass over or through in the most direct way; as, to cut across a field.

{To cut and run}, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to raise the anchor. [Colloq.]

{To cut in} or {To cut into}, to interrupt; to join in anything suddenly.

{To cut up}. (a) To play pranks. [Colloq.] (b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the property left at one's death turn out well or poorly when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.] "When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan Pendennis." --Thackeray.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cut \Cut\, noun

1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.

2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.

3. 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.

Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut indeed. --W. Irving.

4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.

This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.

5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.

6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber.

It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or types. --Dana.

7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.

8. (a) The act of dividing a pack cards. (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?

9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment.

With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.

10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]

He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. & Fl.

11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]

12. A skein of yarn. --Wright.

13. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

14. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the wicket; also, one who plays this stroke. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{A cut in rates} (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight charges, etc., below the established rates.

{A short cut}, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts off a circuitous passage.

{The cut of one's jib}, the general appearance of a person. [Colloq.]

{To draw cuts}, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal lengths.

Now draweth cut . . . The which that hath the shortest shall begin. --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), adjective

1. Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.

2. Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.

3. Overcome by liquor; tipsy. [Slang]

{Cut and dried}, prepered beforehand; not spontaneous.

{Cut glass}, glass having a surface ground and polished in facets or figures.

{Cut nail}, a nail cut by machinery from a rolled plate of iron, in distinction from a wrought nail.

{Cut stone}, stone hewn or chiseled to shape after having been split from the quarry.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [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}.]

1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.

You must cut this flesh from off his breast. --Shak.

Before the whistling winds the vessels fly, With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way. --Pope.

2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.

Thy servants can skill to cut timer. --2. Chron. ii. 8

3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.

4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.

5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.

Why should a man. whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? --Shak.

Loopholes cut through thickest shade. --Milton.

6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.

The man was cut to the heart. --Addison.

7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.

8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]

9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc. [Colloq.]

An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity. --Thomas Hamilton.

10. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

11. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

12. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

13. (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{To cut a caper}. See under {Caper}.

{To cut the cards}, to divide a pack of cards into portions, in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change the cards to be dealt.

{To cut both ways}, to have effects both advantageous and disadvantageous.

{To cut corners}, to deliberately do an incomplete or imperfect job in order to save time or money.

{To cut a dash} or {To cut a figure}, to make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.]

{To cut down}. (a) To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate. "Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia." --Knolles. (b) To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs] "So great is his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest orator." --Addison (c) To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down expenses. (d) (Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a sloop.

{To cut the knot} or {To cut the Gordian knot}, to dispose of a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary action, rather than by skill or patience.

{To cut lots}, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw lots.

{To cut off}. (a) To sever; to separate. [1913 Webster +PJC]

I would to God, . . . The king had cut off my brother's. --Shak. (b) To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to destroy. "Iren[ae]us was likewise cut off by martyrdom." --Addison. (c) To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam engine. (d) To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat. (e) To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate.

{To cut out}. (a) To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a piece from a board. (b) To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a garment. " A large forest cut out into walks." --Addison. (c) To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out work for another day. "Every man had cut out a place for himself." --Addison. (d) To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to cut out a rival. [Colloq.] (e) To debar. "I am cut out from anything but common acknowledgments." --Pope. (f) To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or from under the guns of an enemy. (g) to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a train. (h) to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking.

{To cut to pieces}. (a) To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces. (b) To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces.

{To cut a play} (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out passages, to adapt it for the stage.

{To cut rates} (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for transportation below the rates established between competing lines.

{To cut short}, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a sudden termination. "Achilles cut him short, and thus replied." --Dryden.

{To cut stick}, to make off clandestinely or precipitately. [Slang]

{To cut teeth}, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce through the gum and appear.

{To have cut one's eyeteeth}, to be sharp and knowing. [Colloq.]

{To cut one's wisdom teeth}, to come to years of discretion.

{To cut under}, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor in trade; more commonly referred to as {undercut}.

{To cut up}. (a) To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes. (b) To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut up a book or its author by severe criticism. "This doctrine cuts up all government by the roots." --Locke. (c) To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cut

adjective

1: 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" [ant: {uncut}]

2: fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet" [ant: {rough}, {uncut}]

3: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: {cut}, {shortened}]

4: made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair" [syn: {trimmed}, {cut}] [ant: {uncut}, {untrimmed}]

5: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay" [syn: {mown}, {cut}] [ant: {uncut}, {unmown}]

6: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book" [ant: {uncut}]

7: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse" [syn: {cut}, {emasculated}, {gelded}]

8: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers" [syn: {cut}, {slashed}]

9: mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup" [syn: {cut}, {thinned}, {weakened}]

noun

1: a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"

2: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"

3: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation [syn: {cut}, {gash}]

4: a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"

5: a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut" [syn: {cut}, {gash}, {slash}, {slice}]

6: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass [syn: {cut}, {cut of meat}]

7: a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all" [syn: {stinger}, {cut}]

8: 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" [syn: {cut}, {track}]

9: 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" [syn: {deletion}, {excision}, {cut}]

10: the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"

11: a canal made by erosion or excavation

12: a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional" [syn: {snub}, {cut}, {cold shoulder}]

13: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: {baseball swing}, {swing}, {cut}]

14: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player" [syn: {cut}, {undercut}]

15: 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" [syn: {cut}, {cutting}]

16: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: {cut}, {cutting}]

17: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess" [syn: {cut}, {cutting}]

18: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: {cut}, {cutting}, {cutting off}]

19: the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

20: an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"

verb

1: separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

2: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits" [syn: {reduce}, {cut down}, {cut back}, {trim}, {trim down}, {trim back}, {cut}, {bring down}]

3: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" [syn: {swerve}, {sheer}, {curve}, {trend}, {veer}, {slue}, {slew}, {cut}]

4: make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"

5: discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"

6: form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

7: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress" [syn: {cut}, {tailor}]

8: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"

9: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me" [syn: {write out}, {issue}, {make out}, {cut}]

10: cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape" [syn: {edit}, {cut}, {edit out}]

11: intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: {cut}, {skip}]

12: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office" [syn: {hack}, {cut}]

13: give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"

14: move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

15: pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

16: pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"

17: make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"

18: stop filming; "cut a movie scene"

19: make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"

20: record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"

21: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" [syn: {cut}, {burn}]

22: form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"

23: perform or carry out; "cut a caper"

24: function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"

25: allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"

26: divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"

27: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights" [syn: {switch off}, {cut}, {turn off}, {turn out}] [ant: {switch on}, {turn on}]

28: reap or harvest; "cut grain"

29: fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

30: penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

31: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting" [syn: {ignore}, {disregard}, {snub}, {cut}]

32: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"

33: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: {cut}, {prune}, {rationalize}, {rationalise}]

34: dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

35: have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"

36: cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation" [syn: {cut}, {cut off}]

37: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened" [syn: {abridge}, {foreshorten}, {abbreviate}, {shorten}, {cut}, {contract}, {reduce}] [ant: {dilate}, {elaborate}, {enlarge}, {expand}, {expatiate}, {exposit}, {expound}, {flesh out}, {lucubrate}]

38: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon" [syn: {dilute}, {thin}, {thin out}, {reduce}, {cut}]

39: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

40: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

41: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse" [syn: {geld}, {cut}]

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