- cut ► VERB (cutting; past and past part. cut) 1) make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp implement. 2) shorten or divide into pieces with a sharp implement. 3) make, form, or remove with a sharp implement. 4) make or design (a garment) in a particular way: an impeccably cut suit. 5) reduce the amount or quantity of. 6) end or interrupt the provision of (a supply). 7) (of a line) cross or intersect (another line). 8) stop filming or recording. 9) move to another shot in a film. 10) make (a sound recording). 11) divide a pack of playing cards by lifting a portion from the top. 12) strike or kick (a ball) quickly and abruptly. 13) chiefly N. Amer. absent oneself deliberately from: Rod was cutting class. 14) chiefly N. Amer. dilute or adulterate (alcohol or a drug) by mixing it with another substance.► NOUN 1) an act of cutting. 2) a result of cutting: a cut on his jaw. 3) a reduction in amount or size. 4) the way or style in which a garment or the hair is cut. 5) a piece of meat cut from a carcass. 6) informal a share of profits. 7) a version of a film after editing: the director's cut.● be cut out for (or to be) — Cf. ↑be cut out to be● cut your coat according to your cloth — Cf. ↑cut your coat according to your cloth● a cut above — Cf. ↑a cut above● cut and dried — Cf. ↑cut and dried● cut and run — Cf. ↑cut and run● cut and thrust — Cf. ↑cut and thrust● cut both ways — Cf. ↑cut both ways● cut corners — Cf. ↑cut corners● cut a dash — Cf. ↑cut a dash● cut dead — Cf. ↑cut dead● be cut from the same cloth — Cf. ↑be cut from the same cloth● cut in — Cf. ↑cut in● cut it — Cf. ↑cut it● cut it out — Cf. ↑cut it out● cut the mustard — Cf. ↑cut the mustard● cut no ice — Cf. ↑cut no ice● cut off — Cf. ↑cut off● cut out — Cf. ↑cut out● cut a (or the) rug — Cf. ↑cut the rug● cut one's teeth — Cf. ↑cut one's teeth● cut a tooth — Cf. ↑cut a tooth● cut up — Cf. ↑cut up● cut up rough — Cf. ↑cut up roughORIGIN probably Germanic.
English terms dictionary. 2015.