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     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"
        [syn: trimmed] [ant: untrimmed]
     5: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement
        or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay" [syn: mown]
        [ant: 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: emasculated, gelded]
     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:
        gashed, slashed]
     10: cut down; "the tree is down" [syn: cut down, 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, weakened]
     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"
        [syn: gash, slash, slice]
     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
        too abrupt"
     10: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were
         skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
         [syn: cutting]
     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, {cutting
     14: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he
         took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: baseball swing, 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
         tennis player"
     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"
        [syn: reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down,
         trim back, 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]
     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, tailor]
     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, issue,
         make out]
     10: edit; "cut film"; "cut recording tape" [syn: edit, {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
         to another"
     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] [ant:
          switch on]
     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"
         [syn: ignore, disregard, snub]
     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,
          rationalize, rationalise]
     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, foreshorten,
          abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce]
     39: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut
         bourbon" [syn: dilute, thin, thin out, reduce]
     40: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
     41: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"