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cut British & World English

Make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object

cut English Thesaurus

the knife slipped and cut his finger

cut in cut British & World English

Make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object

head someone/thing off at the pass British & World English

Forestall someone or something

cut in British & World English

Interrupt someone while they are speaking

cut-in British & World English

A shot in a film that is edited into another shot or scene

cut up British & World English

Behave in a mischievous or unruly manner

cut up English Thesaurus

he's pretty cut up about it

cut out British & World English

(Of a motor or engine) suddenly stop operating

cut-out British & World English

A shape cut out of board or another material

cut-off British & World English

A point or level which is a designated limit of something

low-cut British & World English

(Of women’s clothing) having a neckline that exposes the neck and the upper part of the breasts

pre-cut British & World English

Cut into the desired shape or sections in advance

cut-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

bias-cut British & World English

(Of a garment or fabric) cut obliquely or diagonally across the grain

boot-cut British & World English

(Of jeans or other trousers) flared very slightly below the knee, so as to be worn comfortably over boots

buzz cut British & World English

A very short haircut in which the hair is clipped close to the head with a razor

clean-cut British & World English

Sharply outlined

clear-cut British & World English

Sharply defined; easy to perceive or understand

crew cut British & World English

A very short haircut for men and boys

cross-cut British & World English

Cut (wood or stone) across its main grain or axis

curb cut British & World English

North American term for dropped kerb.

cut loose British & World English

Distance or free oneself from a person, group, or system

cut into British & World English

Interrupt the course of

cut-down British & World English

Reduced in scope or length

cut glass British & World English

Glass ornamented with patterns cut into it by grinding and polishing

cut lunch British & World English

A packed lunch

cut-price British & World English

For sale at a reduced or unusually low price

jump cut British & World English

(In film or television) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

late cut British & World English

A cut made with a delayed action so as to send the ball to the off side behind the wicket

line cut British & World English

An engraving from a drawing consisting of solid blacks and whites, without gradations of color

pixie cut British & World English

A woman’s short hairstyle in which the hair is cropped in layers, typically so as to create a slightly tousled effect

power cut British & World English

A temporary withdrawal or failure of an electrical power supply

razor cut British & World English

A short or tapered haircut effected with a razor

rose-cut British & World English

(Of a gem) cut in tiny triangular facets

rough cut British & World English

The first version of a film after preliminary editing

sorry cut British & World English

(In Aboriginal English) an incision made on the body as part of a mourning ritual

step-cut British & World English

(Of a gem) cut in straight facets round the centre

well cut British & World English

(Especially of clothes) skilfully made

clear-cut English Thesaurus

we now had a clear-cut objective

crew cut New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

crinkle-cut British & World English

(Especially of chips) cut with wavy edges

cut corners British & World English

Do something perfunctorily so as to save time or money

cut a rug British & World English

Dance, especially in an energetic or accomplished way


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