"cuts" in the noun sense
a share of the profits
"everyone got a cut of the earnings"
film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
"the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
3. cut, gash
a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
a step on some scale
"he is a cut above the rest"
5. cut, gash, slash, slice
a wound made by cutting
"he put a bandage over the cut"
6. cut, cut of meat
a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
7. stinger, cut
a remark capable of wounding mentally
"the unkindest cut of all"
8. cut, track
a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
"he played the first cut on the cd"
"the title track of the album"
9. deletion, excision, cut
the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
"an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"
"both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
the style in which a garment is cut
"a dress of traditional cut"
a canal made by erosion or excavation
12. snub, cut, cold shoulder
a refusal to recognize someone you know
"the snub was clearly intentional"
13. baseball swing, swing, cut
in baseball a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
"he took a vicious cut at the ball"
14. cut, undercut
sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
"cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
15. cut, cutting
the division of a deck of cards before dealing
"he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"
"the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
16. cut, cutting
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
"his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
17. cut, cutting
the act of cutting something into parts
"his cuts were skillful"
"his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
18. cut, cutting, cutting off
the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
"the barber gave him a good cut"
the act of reducing the amount or number
"the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
an unexcused absence from class
"he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
"cuts" in the verb sense
separate with or as if with an instrument
"Cut the rope"
2. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
cut down on make a reduction in
"reduce your daily fat intake"
"The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
3. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut
turn sharply change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection"
"The motorbike veered to the right"
make an incision or separation
"cut along the dotted line"
discharge from a group
"The coach cut two players from the team"
form by probing, penetrating, or digging
"cut a hole"
"The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
7. cut, tailor
style and tailor in a certain fashion
"cut a dress"
hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
"cut a Ping-Pong ball"
9. write out, issue, make out, cut
make out and issue
"write out a check"
"cut a ticket"
"Please make the check out to me"
10. edit, cut, edit out
cut and assemble the components of
"cut recording tape"
11. cut, skip
intentionally fail to attend
12. hack, cut
be able to manage or manage successfully
"I can't hack it anymore"
"she could not cut the long days in the office"
give the appearance or impression of
"cut a nice figure"
move (one's fist
"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
pass directly and often in haste
"We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
pass through or across
"The boat cut the water"
make an abrupt change of image or sound
"cut from one scene to another"
"cut a movie scene"
make a recording of
"cut the songs"
"She cut all of her major titles again"
record a performance on (a medium
"cut a record"
21. cut, burn
create by duplicating data
"cut a disk"
"burn a CD"
form or shape by cutting or incising
"cut paper dolls"
perform or carry out
"cut a caper"
function as a cutting instrument
"This knife cuts well"
allow incision or separation
"This bread cuts easily"
divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
"She cut the deck for a long time"
27. switch off, cut, turn off, turn out
cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
"Turn off the stereo, please"
"cut the engine"
"turn out the lights"
reap or harvest
fell by sawing hew
"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
"The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
31. ignore, disregard, snub, cut
refuse to acknowledge
"She cut him dead at the meeting"
shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
"cut my hair"
33. cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise
weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
"We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
dissolve by breaking down the fat of
"soap cuts grease"
have a reducing effect
"This cuts into my earnings"
36. cut, cut off
"cut the noise"
"We had to cut short the conversation"
37. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
38. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut
lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
have grow through the gums
"The baby cut a tooth"
grow through the gums
"The new tooth is cutting"
41. geld, cut
cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses
"the vet gelded the young horse"
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