adj 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: uncut
3: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: shortened
4: made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
] [ant: untrimmed
5: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement
or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay" [syn: mown
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: emasculated
8: having a long rip or tear; "a split lip" [syn: split
9: wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife
fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass" [syn:
10: cut down; "the tree is down" [syn: cut down
11: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the
slashed prices attracted buyers" [syn: slashed
12: mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned
soup" [syn: thinned
n 1: the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor
proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
2: a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
3: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
[syn: cut of meat
4: 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: track
5: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge;
"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: cutting
6: a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
7: a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"
8: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or
excavation [syn: gash
9: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next;
"the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed
10: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were
skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
11: the part that is omitted when an editorial change shortens a
written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset
young authors" [syn: deletion
12: the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional
13: the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends;
"the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: cutting
14: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he
took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: baseball swing
15: a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of
all" [syn: stinger
16: a canal made by erosion or excavation
17: a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was
clearly intentional" [syn: snub
, cold shoulder
18: a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts
reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good
19: the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "his cutting
the cards before every deal soon became a ritual" [syn: cutting
20: an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking
too many cuts in his math class"
v 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"
, cut down
, cut back
, trim down
, 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
4: make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
5: discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the
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"; "style
a wedding dress" [syn: style
8: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite
direction; "cut a pingpong ball"
9: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket";
"Please make the check out to me" [syn: write out
10: edit; "cut film"; "cut recording tape" [syn: edit
11: intentionally fail to attend: "cut class" [syn: skip
12: informal: 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
13: give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
14: move, as of a fist in boxing; "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
18: stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
19: make a recording of: "cut the songs"
20: record a performance on; "cut a record" [syn: burn
21: create by recording electronically; "cut a disk"; "cut a CD"
22: form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut out paper dolls"
[syn: cut out
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 into two parts to make selection
difficult; "Wayne cut"
27: divide at random; "cut a deck of cards"
28: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off
the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the
lights" [syn: switch off
, turn off
, turn out
29: reap or harvest; "cut grain"
30: fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber
while they occupied Cambodia"
31: penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered
windshield cut into her forehead"
32: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
33: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my
34: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose
weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: prune
35: dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
36: reduce in amount; "This cuts into my earnings"
37: cease, stop: "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the
conversation" [syn: cut off
38: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The
manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge
39: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut
bourbon" [syn: dilute
, thin out
40: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
41: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"