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cut

 
 
pronunciation:
kuht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective, noun
phrases:
cut down, cut in, cut out
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cut, cuts, cutting
definition 1: to pierce, slice, hew, or form with a sharp-edged implement such as a knife, ax, saw, or scissors.
 
similar words:
amputate, barber, carve, chop, clip, crop, dock, gash, hack, hew, incise, knife, lacerate, lance, mow, nick, notch, pierce, saw, score, sever, shear, slash, slice, slit, snip, split, stab, tear, trim, wound
definition 2: to divide with something sharp.
 
synonyms:
cleave, section, slice
similar words:
amputate, divide, rive, sever, split
definition 3: to shorten or otherwise diminish.
He cut his speech to ten minutes.Please cut the loud music.
synonyms:
abridge, curtail, shorten, truncate
similar words:
abbreviate, clip, diminish, dock, reduce, retrench
definition 4: to make weaker; dilute.
He cut the whiskey with water.
synonyms:
dilute
similar words:
reduce, water down, weaken
definition 5: to turn off.
Cut the lights.
synonyms:
switch off
similar words:
douse, shut off, turn off
definition 6: to hurt the feelings of; insult.
synonyms:
hurt, insult
similar words:
afflict, affront, crush, offend, pain, wound
definition 7: to grow (a new tooth) through the gum.
He cut a wisdom tooth.
similar words:
grow, teethe
definition 8: to deliberately absent oneself from.
He cut all his classes today.
synonyms:
skip
similar words:
miss
definition 9: in computing, to remove (a file or section of a file's data) causing it to be stored in a temporary location, typically in order to place a copy of it in a different location.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to pierce, slice or divide something with a sharp-edged implement.
similar words:
carve, clip, hack, hew, knife, mow, pierce, shear, snip
definition 2: to allow cutting or being cut.
A dull knife doesn't cut well.A tender roast cuts easily.
similar words:
saw
definition 3: to make a quick shift from one thing to another.
The film cut to another scene.
similar words:
segue, shift, switch
definition 4: to hurt one's feelings.
synonyms:
hurt
similar words:
offend, wound
definition 5: to traverse something, usu. in order to reach one's destination as quickly as possible (usu. fol. by through or across).
He cut through the neighbor's yard on his way home.
synonyms:
cross
similar words:
go through, pass through, traverse
phrase: cut down
phrase: cut in
phrase: cut out
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having been separated into parts or detached by cutting.
cut bread
antonyms:
uncut
similar words:
carved, chopped, cleft, clipped, cropped, detached, divided, lacerate, separated, severed, sliced, trimmed
definition 2: shaped on the surface by cutting.
cut gems
antonyms:
uncut
similar words:
beveled
definition 3: reduced.
synonyms:
reduced
antonyms:
uncut
similar words:
abridged, curtailed, decreased, diminished, lowered, shortened, slashed, truncated
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of cutting.
synonyms:
cutting
similar words:
carving, chop, cleft, clip, clipping, gash, incision, laceration, piece, slash, slashing, slice, snip, trimming, wound
definition 2: the manner in which something is cut.
definition 3: a reduction.
a cut in prices
synonyms:
decrease, reduction, slash
antonyms:
raise
similar words:
abatement, cutback, discount
definition 4: an insult.
synonyms:
affront, insult
similar words:
dig, gibe, offense, rub, slight, snub
definition 5: something omitted or edited.
synonyms:
deletion, omission
definition 6: a quick shift, as in a film, from one thing to another.
similar words:
shift, switch
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