There are 3 translations of cut in Spanish:

cut1

Pronunciation: /kʌt/

n

  • 2 2.1 (reduction) a wage cut un recorte salarial a tax cut una reducción or rebaja en los impuestos to make cuts in essential services hacer* recortes en los servicios esenciales to take a cut in salary aceptar un sueldo más bajo 2.2 (in text, film — deletion) corte (m) ; (— deleted material) trozo (m) omitido 2.3
    (power cut)
    apagón (m)
  • 3 3.1
    (haircut)
    corte (m) de pelo dry/wet cut corte en seco/con el pelo mojado
    3.2 (of suit) corte (m) to be a cut above sb/sth [colloquial/familiar] he thinks himself a cut above the rest se cree superior a los demás this hotel is a cut above the Ambassador este hotel es de mayor categoría que el Ambassador

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of cut in Spanish:

cut2

(pres p cutting past & past p, cut)

vt

  • 1 1.1 [wood/paper/wire/rope] cortar to cut sth/sb loose soltar* algo/a algn to cut sb's throat degollar* a algn they're going to cut me open and have a look me van a abrir para ver cut the top off it córtale la parte de arriba they cut a path through the undergrowth abrieron un camino a través de la maleza to cut it fine [colloquial/familiar] calcular muy justo, dejar poco margen see also short2 1 1.2 (divide, slice up) cortar cut the bread into slices corte el pan en rebanadas to cut sth in half/in two cortar algo por la mitad/en dos 1.3 (prevent passage through) [Mil] [road/railroad/supply lines] cortar
  • 2 2.1 (gash, wound) cortar I cut my finger me corté el dedo you'll cut yourself! ¡te vas a cortar! he's so sharp he'll cut himself! (BrE) se pasa de listo [familiar/colloquial] 2.2 (cause pain) [remark/scorn] herir*
  • 3 3.1 (trim) [hair/nails] cortar ; [grass/corn] cortar , segar* to get one's hair cut cortarse el pelo 3.2 (in dressmaking) [dress/trousers] cortar 3.3 (carve, shape) [glass/stone] tallar his finely cut features sus delicadas or [literario/literary] bien cinceladas facciones 3.4 (make) [key] hacer* ; [hole] hacer* [disc]; [colloquial/familiar], grabar
  • 5 5.1 (excavate)to cut sth (into sth) a tunnel cut into the mountain un túnel excavado en la montaña a pattern cut into the glass un diseño tallado en el cristal 5.2 (mine) [coal] extraer*
  • 6 (reduce) [level/number] reducir* ; [budget] recortar ; [price/rate] rebajar , reducir* ; [education/service/workforce] hacer* recortes en the journey time has been cut by half la duración del trayecto se ha reducido a la mitad
  • 12 [colloquial/familiar] 12.1 (cease) cut the sob story! ¡deja de quejarte! cut the wisecracks! ¡basta ya de bromas! 12.2 (switch off) [engine/lights] apagar*
  • 13 (adulterate) [colloquial/familiar] to cut sth with sth mezclar algo con algo [heroin/cocaine] cortar algo con algo

vi

  • 2 [Cin] [Rad] cut! ¡corte(n)! cut to the street la escena pasa a la calle

Phrasal verbs

cut across

v + prep + o
1.1 (take short cut across) cortar por, tomar un atajo a través de 1.2 (cross boundaries of) trascender* an issue which cuts across class barriers/party lines un tema que trasciende las divisiones sociales/la política de partidos

cut back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (prune) [hedge/branches] podar , recortar 1.2 (reduce) [spending] recortar , reducir* 1.1v + adv 2.1 (make reductions) hacer* economías, constreñirse* to cut back on sth we've had to cut back on investments hemos tenido que reducir las inversiones 2.2 [Cin] to cut back to sth volver* a algo

cut down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (fell) [tree] cortar , talar 1.2 (kill) matar he was cut down in his prime [literario/literary] su vida fue segada en flor [literario/literary] 1.3 (reduce) [expenditure] reducir* , recortar ; [consumption] reducir* , disminuir* ; [article] acortar 1.1v + adv (make reductions) cigarette? — no, thanks, I'm trying to cut down ¿un cigarrillo? — no, gracias, estoy tratando de fumar menosto cut down on sth you should cut down on carbohydrates debería reducir el consumo de hidratos de carbono

cut in

v + adv 1.1 (interrupt) interrumpir may I cut in? (when dancing) ¿me permite? 1.2 [Auto] atravesarse* she cut in in front of me se me atravesó, se me metió delante 1.3to cut in line (AmE) colarse [familiar/colloquial] , saltarse or brincarse* la cola (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + o + adv (give share) [colloquial/familiar]to cut sb in on sth she demanded to be cut in on the deal exigió su parte, quiso sacar su tajada [familiar/colloquial]

cut off

v + o + adv, v + adv + o (sever) [branch] cortar ; [limb] amputar , cortar to cut off sb's head cortarle la cabeza a algn 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o (interrupt, block) [supply/route] cortar to cut off sb's retreat cortarle la retirada a algn 1.2v + o + adv 3.1 (separate, isolate) aislar* to feel cut off sentirse* aislado the town was cut off for several days following the earthquake la ciudad quedó varios días sin comunicaciones después del terremoto 3.2 (intercept) to cut sb off cortarle el paso a algn 3.3 (on telephone) we were cut off se cortó la comunicación

cut out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [article/photograph] recortar I cut it out of the paper lo recorté del periódico 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [dress/cookies] cortar 2.2 (exclude) [noise/need/alcohol/carbohydrates] eliminar , suprimir those trees cut out the light esos árboles quitan or tapan la luz he cut me out of his will me excluyó de su testamento, me desheredó you can cut out the wisecracks ! [colloquial/familiar] ¡déjate de bromas! cut it out! [colloquial/familiar] ¡basta ya!, ¡ya párale! (Méx) work1 1 1.2 (suit) to be cut out for sth estar* hecho para algo I'm not cut out for teaching o to be a teacher no estoy hecho para la enseñanza, no tengo madera de profesor they seem cut out for each other parecen hechos el uno para el otro, son tal para cual 1.3v + adv 4.1 (stop working) [engine] pararse , calarse 4.2 (switch off) [pump/boiler] apagarse*

cut through

v + prep + o
1.1 (overcome) abrirse* camino por entre you have to cut through all the academic jargon to get to the heart of the matter hay que abrirse camino por entre toda esa jerga académica para llegar al meollo del asunto 1.2 (take short cut) cortar camino por

cut up

1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o [vegetables/wood] cortar en pedazos 1.2v + o + adv (injure) cortar she was badly cut up se cortó toda, sufrió lesiones graves [formal] 1.3v + o + adv [colloquial/familiar]; adelantar agresivamente volviendo al carril demasiado cerca del coche adelantado 1.4v + o + adv (criticize) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], hablar pestes de (AmL) [familiar/colloquial], poner* verde (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] 1.1 (upset) [colloquial/familiar] to be cut up about sth estar* disgustado por algo 1.2v + adv to cut up rough (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ponerse* agresivo or [familiar/colloquial] bravo, cabrearse [familiar/colloquial]

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 3 translations of cut in Spanish:

cut3

adj

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.