Definition of jut in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʒʌt

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
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  • 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.
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
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  • 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.


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A point that sticks out: we stopped on a jut of land
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  • 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.


mid 16th century: variant of jet1.

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