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jut

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Pronunciation: /dʒʌt
 
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Definition of jut in English:

verb (juts, jutting, jutted)

[no object, with adverbial]
1Extend out, over, or beyond the main body or line of something: a rock jutted out from the side of the bank
More example sentences
  • She then strolled lazily over to a section of the wall where a natural rock formation jutted outward beyond the polished stone wall.
  • For a warm-up dive you could try Harbour Reef, a slab of rock that juts out into the sea, extending the south entrance wall of the harbour.
  • It is similar to a xylophone but in the shape of a dancing woman, with arms and legs jutting out from the body of the instrument.
Synonyms
extend
rare be imminent, protuberate, impend
1.1 [with object] Cause (something) to protrude: she put up her head and jutted out her chin with determination
More example sentences
  • Her pigtails bounced into all directions, and her lower lip was jutted out, like she might cry.
  • Do we feel pride in Jeb because he swells his chest and resolutely juts his cleft chin?
  • Then he jumps to his feet and starts to sing it how he imagines it, clicking his fingers and jutting his chin out.

noun

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A point that sticks out: we stopped on a jut of land
More example sentences
  • The horizon, in all directions, seems to be perpetually bordered by a small jut of land, giving the impression of driving through a bowl.
  • We rowed to the hulk from which it was planned to swim to the jut of the foreshore.
  • A tiny jut of skin hangs off her upper lip, as happens to mortals in the winter.

Origin

mid 16th century: variant of jet1.

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  • jet from (late 16th century):

    The name jet for a hard black semi-precious mineral comes ultimately from the Greek word gagatēs ‘from Gagai’, a town in Asia Minor. When we refer to a jet of water or gas, or a jet aircraft, we are using a quite different word. It comes from a late 16th-century verb meaning ‘to jut out’, from French jeter ‘to throw’, which goes back to the Latin jacere ‘to throw’. Jut (mid 16th century) is a variant of jet in this sense. Jacere is found in a large number of English words including abject (Late Middle English) literally ‘thrown away’; conjecture (Late Middle English) ‘throw together’; deject (Late Middle English) ‘thrown down’; ejaculate (late 16th century) from jaculum ‘dart, something thrown’; eject (Late Middle English) ‘throw out’; inject (late 16th century) ‘throw in’; jetty (Late Middle English) something thrown out into the water; project (Late Middle English) ‘throw forth’; subject (Middle English) ‘thrown under’; trajectory (late 17th century) ‘something thrown across’. Especially if you use budget airlines, air travel today is far from glamorous, but in the 1950s the idea of flying abroad by jet aircraft was new and sophisticated. At the start of that decade people who flew for pleasure came to be known as the jet set.

Words that rhyme with jut

abut, but, butt, cut, glut, gut, hut, intercut, Mut, mutt, nut, phut, putt, rut, scut, shortcut, shut, slut, smut, strut, tut, undercut

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