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To make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object
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“I would accidentally cut my finger while handling the kitchen knife.”
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To divide into pieces with a knife or other sharp implement
“Amin, a one-time heavyweight boxing champion, would decide to cut the wedding cake with a sword.”
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To cut in two, especially with a sharp instrument
“Indiana Jones decided to cut the rope of the bridge to teach Mola Ram a lesson.”
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To trim by cutting off
“Even if the grass is greener on the other side, somebody still has to cut it.”
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To gather by cutting
“I went out into the garden to cut some flowers.”
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To reduce the amount or quantity of
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“I have decided to cut my caloric intake in an effort to lose some weight.”
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To cut or divide into parts
“This is the point where the line will cut the vertical axis.”
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To bring to an end
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“We are seriously considering if we should cut our investment in this non-performing asset.”
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To turn or switch off
“The stadium would then cut the lights so that the thousands in attendance could pay homage to the legend.”
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To carve or engrave (something) into a material
“We had an industrial stenciling machine at work that could cut lettering into a variety of materials.”
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To fail to attend, or to play truant
“You will be expelled from this school if you cut class again.”
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To abridge or shorten
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“The movie fizzled, and the producers would decide to cut the film down from 155 minutes to 123 minutes.”
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To edit or take out
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“The scriptwriters decided to cut my lines from the film.”
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To hurt someone's feelings, or to have one's feelings hurt
“Her insensitive remarks about his love handles would cut him deeply.”
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To analyze or view in a certain way
“Whichever way you cut it, the outlook does not look good.”
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To treat or regard with rudeness or contempt
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“Everyone is starting to cut me, and I'm not quite sure why.”
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To make a recording of
“After signing a publishing deal, the band would proceed to cut a few signature tracks.”
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(usually in sports) To move in a (usually sharp) turn
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“James would cut to the basket after seeing an opening between two defenders.”
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(rare) To weaken or make thinner through the addition of impurities or substances
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“The cafe would cut the orange juice with so much water that there was barely any flavor left.”
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To abolish or cancel (a plan, policy, law, etc.)
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Make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
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To remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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To show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
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To annul or make invalid
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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To fail to include
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To fail to attend, or to play truant
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To dismiss someone from employment
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To remove the testicles of an animal
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Circumcise or circ
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Shut something off
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To avoid one's lessons or work
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To avoid by moving suddenly out of the way
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To style or arrange (hair)
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To get ahead of
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To fill out a financial document, typically a check/cheque
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To share or be shared out in parts
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To carry out a task, especially one that requires a degree of ability or skill
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Slam
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(of a place or location) To go or get away from
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To blemish, scratch, or stain with a mark
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To move or traverse across
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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To interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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To remove contaminants or impurities from
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Run or jump about playfully
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To be influential
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To throw away something unwanted
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive