Definition of cut in in English:

cut in

  • 2Pull in too closely in front of another vehicle after having overtaken it: she cut in on a station wagon, forcing the driver to brake
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    • Imagine cruising along at 200 km/h plus when a vehicle travelling at 160 cuts in front of you.
    • Half-listening, I braked as a decidedly more upmarket vehicle cut in front of the van, giving the driver the finger as he peeled off into the surge of traffic up ahead.
    • They became upset when the two military policemen who were riding a motorcycle ignored all the vehicles lined up for gas and cut in front of their car.
  • 3(Of a motor or other mechanical device) begin operating, especially when triggered automatically by an electrical signal: emergency generators cut in
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    • Nerves began cutting in and he shuffled his feet.
    • Moving back up the other side of the finger to about 15m, the fun began as the current cut in and we headed rapidly over a seascape of hard and soft coral outcrops.
    • So this morning, my high-speed Internet connection suddenly begins cutting in and out, mostly out.
  • 4 dated Interrupt a dancing couple to take over from one partner: Saturday night she goes to an informal dance where men are rare and any girl may cut in
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    • Isn't it customary to ask the person's dancing partner before cutting in?
    • He eventually came to his senses and cut in between my dancing partner and I.
    • During slow song number four a red-haired girl asked to cut in.
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