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  1. [noun] the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

  2. [noun] a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
    Synonyms: gash, slash, slice

  3. [noun] a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
    Synonyms: of meat

  4. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: track

  5. [noun] the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
    Synonyms: ting

  6. [noun] a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"

  7. [noun] a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"

  8. [noun] a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    Synonyms: gash

  9. [noun] (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"

  10. [noun] the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
    Synonyms: ting

  11. [noun] the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
    Synonyms: deletion, excision

  12. [noun] the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"

  13. [noun] the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
    Synonyms: ting, ting off

  14. [noun] in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
    Synonyms: baseball swing, swing

  15. [noun] a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
    Synonyms: stinger

  16. [noun] a canal made by erosion or excavation

  17. [noun] a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
    Synonyms: snub, cold shoulder

  18. [noun] (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
    Synonyms: under

  19. [noun] the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
    Synonyms: ting

  20. [noun] an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"

  21. [verb] separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

  22. [verb] cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
    Synonyms: reduce, down, back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down

  23. [verb] turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
    Synonyms: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew

  24. [verb] make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"

  25. [verb] discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"

  26. [verb] form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

  27. [verb] style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
    Synonyms: tailor

  28. [verb] hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"

  29. [verb] make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
    Synonyms: write out, issue, make out

  30. [verb] cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
    Synonyms: edit, edit out

  31. [verb] intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
    Synonyms: skip

  32. [verb] informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
    Synonyms: hack

  33. [verb] give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"

  34. [verb] move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

  35. [verb] pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

  36. [verb] pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"

  37. [verb] make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"

  38. [verb] stop filming; "cut a movie scene"

  39. [verb] make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"

  40. [verb] record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"

  41. [verb] create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
    Synonyms: burn

  42. [verb] form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"

  43. [verb] perform or carry out; "cut a caper"

  44. [verb] function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"

  45. [verb] allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"

  46. [verb] divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"

  47. [verb] cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
    Synonyms: switch off, turn off, turn out

  48. [verb] reap or harvest; "cut grain"

  49. [verb] fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

  50. [verb] penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

  51. [verb] refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
    Synonyms: ignore, disregard, snub

  52. [verb] shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"

  53. [verb] weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
    Synonyms: prune, rationalize, rationalise

  54. [verb] dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

  55. [verb] have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"

  56. [verb] cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
    Synonyms: off

  57. [verb] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
    Synonyms: abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce

  58. [verb] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
    Synonyms: dilute, thin, thin out, reduce

  59. [verb] have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

  60. [verb] grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

  61. [verb] cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
    Synonyms: geld

  62. [adjective] 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"

  63. [adjective] fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"

  64. [adjective] with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
    Synonyms: shortened

  65. [adjective] made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
    Synonyms: trimmed

  66. [adjective] (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay"
    Synonyms: mown

  67. [adjective] (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"

  68. [adjective] (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
    Synonyms: emasculated, gelded

  69. [adjective] having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
    Synonyms: split

  70. [adjective] wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"
    Synonyms: gashed, slashed

  71. [adjective] cut down; "the tree is down"
    Synonyms: down, down

  72. [adjective] (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
    Synonyms: slashed

  73. [adjective] mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
    Synonyms: thinned, weakened


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