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cut

cut

 
pronunciation:
kuht
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: cut, cuts, cutting
definition 1: to pierce, slice, open, or form with a sharp tool such as a knife, ax, saw, or scissors.
The barber cut my hair.She cut her name into the wood with a knife.
 
similar words:
amputate, carve, chop, clip, crop, hack, knife, lance, mow, nick, notch, pierce, saw, score, shear, slash, slice, slit, snip, split, stab, trim, wound
definition 2: to divide with something sharp.
Cut the cake so that we can all have some.
 
synonyms:
section, slice
similar words:
amputate, divide, split
definition 3: to make shorter or less; diminish.
He cut his speech to ten minutes.The store cut its prices during the sale.
synonyms:
shorten
similar words:
abbreviate, diminish, reduce
definition 4: to grow through the gum.
The baby is cutting a new tooth.
similar words:
grow, teethe
definition 5: to be absent from on purpose.
He cut all his classes today.
synonyms:
skip
similar words:
miss
definition 6: to allow cutting or being cut.
A dull knife doesn't cut well.This tender meat cuts easily.
similar words:
saw
definition 7: to make a quick shift from one thing to another.
The film cut to another scene.
similar words:
shift, switch
definition 8: to go across or through something (usually followed by "through" or "across").
Matt cut across his neighbor's yard on his way home.The path cuts through the woods.
synonyms:
cross
similar words:
go through, pass through
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of cutting.
I got a cut on my hand while chopping vegetables.
synonyms:
cutting
similar words:
carving, chop, cleft, clip, clipping, incision, piece, slash, slice, snip, wound
definition 2: the way in which something is cut.
The cut of your clothes is very elegant.
definition 3: a decrease.
The toy store is advertising a cut in prices.
synonyms:
decrease, reduction, slash
similar words:
discount
definition 4: something left out or taken away.
The editor made several cuts in the article.
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