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Definition of "cut" []

  • To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in. (verb-transitive)
  • To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever: cut cloth with scissors. (verb-transitive)
  • To sever the edges or ends of; shorten: cut one's hair. (verb-transitive)
  • To mow, reap, or harvest: cut grain; cut grass. (verb-transitive)
  • To fell by sawing; hew. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cut" in a sentence
  • "The only remaining type of cutting that is in very general use is the _step cut_ (sometimes known as trap cut)."
  • ""Fifty dollars reward, for the negro Jim Blake -- has a _piece cut out of each ear_, and the middle finger of the left hand _cut off_ to the second joint.""
  • "No mess liked to have him permanently because his presence cut off all talk of home or of the prospect of return, of politics or letters, of peace or of war, —cut off more than half the talk the men liked to have at sea."