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English adjective: cut

1. cut separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument


SamplesThe cut surface was mottled.
Cut tobacco.
Blood from his cut forehead.
Bandages on her cut wrists.


Similarchopped, cut off, cut up, incised, perforate, perforated, perforated, pierced, punctured, severed, shredded, sliced, split


Antonymsuncut

2. cut fashioned or shaped by cutting


SamplesA well-cut suit.
Cut diamonds.
Cut velvet.


Similarcut out, hand-hewn, hewn, sheared, slashed


Antonymsuncut, rough

3. cut with parts removed


SamplesThe drastically cut film.


Synonymsshortened


Similarabridged


Antonymsunabridged

4. cut made neat and tidy by trimming


SamplesHis neatly trimmed hair.


Synonymstrimmed


Similarclipped


Antonymsuncut, untrimmed

5. cut (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine


SamplesThe smell of newly mown hay.


Synonymsmown


Similarnew-mown


Domain categorybotany, flora, vegetation


Antonymsunmown, uncut

6. cut (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit


SamplesThe cut pages of the book.


Antonymsuncut

7. cut (of a male animal) having the testicles removed


SamplesA cut horse.


Synonymsemasculated, gelded


Similarcastrated, unsexed


Antonymsuncastrated

8. cut (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply


SamplesThe slashed prices attracted buyers.


Synonymsslashed


Similardecreased, reduced


Antonymsincreased

9. cut mixed with water


SamplesSold cut whiskey.
A cup of thinned soup.


Synonymsthinned, weakened


Similardilute, diluted


Antonymsundiluted


English noun: cut

1. cut (possession) a share of the profits


SamplesEveryone got a cut of the earnings.


Broader (hypernym)part, percentage, portion, share


Narrower (hyponym)rake-off, vigorish


Part meronymbooty, dirty money, loot, pillage, plunder, prize, swag

2. cut (communication) (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next


SamplesThe cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt.


Broader (hypernym)transition


Narrower (hyponym)jump cut

3. cut (artifact) a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation


Synonymsgash


Broader (hypernym)furrow

4. cut (state) a step on some scale


SamplesHe is a cut above the rest.


Broader (hypernym)gradation, step

5. cut (state) a wound made by cutting


SamplesHe put a bandage over the cut.


Synonymsgash, slash, slice


Broader (hypernym)lesion, wound

6. cut (food) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass


Synonymscut of meat


Broader (hypernym)meat


Narrower (hyponym)brisket, chine, chop, confit, cut of beef, cut of lamb, cut of mutton, cut of pork, cut of veal, entrecote, forequarter, hindquarter, joint, leg, loin, neck, rack, rib, roast, saddle, shank, shin, shin bone, shoulder, side, side of meat, sirloin, steak, tenderloin, undercut

7. cut (communication) a remark capable of wounding mentally


SamplesThe unkindest cut of all.


Synonymsstinger


Broader (hypernym)abuse, contumely, insult, revilement, vilification

8. cut (communication) a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc


SamplesHe played the first cut on the cd.
The title track of the album.


Synonymstrack


Broader (hypernym)excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

9. cut (communication) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage


SamplesAn editor's deletions frequently upset young authors.
Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause.


Synonymsdeletion, excision


Broader (hypernym)editing, redaction

10. cut (cognition) the style in which a garment is cut


SamplesA dress of traditional cut.


Broader (hypernym)fashion

11. cut (artifact) a canal made by erosion or excavation


Broader (hypernym)canal

12. cut (act) a refusal to recognize someone you know


SamplesThe snub was clearly intentional.


Synonymscold shoulder, snub


Broader (hypernym)rebuff, slight

13. cut (act) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball


SamplesHe took a vicious cut at the ball.


Synonymsbaseball swing, swing


Broader (hypernym)shot, stroke

14. cut (act) (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball


SamplesCuts do not bother a good tennis player.


Synonymsundercut


Broader (hypernym)shot, stroke


Domain categorybadminton, lawn tennis, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, tennis

15. cut (act) the division of a deck of cards before dealing


SamplesHe insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal.
The cutting of the cards soon became a ritual.


Synonymscutting


Broader (hypernym)division


Part meronymcard game, cards

16. cut (act) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge


SamplesHis cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels.


Synonymscutting


Broader (hypernym)opening


Narrower (hyponym)gash, incision, nick, notch, section, slash, snick, surgical incision

17. cut (act) the act of cutting something into parts


SamplesHis cuts were skillful.
His cutting of the cake made a terrible mess.


Synonymscutting


Broader (hypernym)division


Narrower (hyponym)dissection, scission, severance, severing, slicing, undercut

18. cut (act) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends


SamplesThe barber gave him a good cut.


Synonymscutting, cutting off


Broader (hypernym)shortening


Narrower (hyponym)clip, clipping, clipping, haircut, shearing, snip, trim, trimming

19. cut (act) the act of reducing the amount or number


SamplesThe mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget.


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Narrower (hyponym)budget cut, cost cutting, pay cut, price cut, price cutting, salary cut, spending cut, tax cut

20. cut (act) an unexcused absence from class


SamplesHe was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class.


Broader (hypernym)absence


English verb: cut

1. cut (contact) separate with or as if with an instrument


SamplesCut the rope.


ExamplesThey cut the newspapers


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disunite, divide, part, separate


Narrower (hyponym)bevel, bisect, bob, bore, break off, carve, carve, carve, chamfer, chamfer, chase, chase, chatter, chip, chip, chip at, chop, chop, chop up, circumcise, clip, cradle, crosscut, cube, cut across, cut away, cut down, cut down, cut down, cut off, cut up, dice, discerp, dissect, dock, drill, drop, fell, furrow, gash, hack, hack, hob, incise, indent, jag, julienne, knap, lop, manicure, mortice, mortise, mow, nick, nick, nip, nip off, pare, pare, pink, plane, rebate, rip, saber, sabre, saw, scissor, sever, shave, shear, slash, slash, slice, slice, slice up, slit, snick, snip, snip off, strike down, tail, tap, tomahawk, transect, trench, trim, trisect, undercut, whittle

2. cut (change) cut down on; make a reduction in


SamplesReduce your daily fat intake.
The employer wants to cut back health benefits.


ExamplesThey will cut the duet


Synonymsbring down, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Narrower (hyponym)deflate, detract, downsize, inflate, knock off, quench, retrench, shave, shorten, slash, spill, subtract, take away, thin, thin out


Verb groupcut

3. cut (motion) turn sharply; change direction abruptly


SamplesThe car cut to the left at the intersection.
The motorbike veered to the right.


Synonymscurve, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)peel off, yaw

4. cut (contact) make an incision or separation


SamplesCut along the dotted line.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Verb groupcut

5. cut (social) discharge from a group


SamplesThe coach cut two players from the team.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discharge, free

6. cut (creation) form by probing, penetrating, or digging


SamplesCut a hole.
Cut trenches.
The sweat cut little rivulets into her face.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)blast


Verb groupcut

7. cut (creation) style and tailor in a certain fashion


SamplesCut a dress.


ExamplesThey cut the cape


Synonymstailor


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)design


Narrower (hyponym)gore


Domain categoryfashion

8. cut (contact) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction


SamplesCut a Ping-Pong ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categoryathletics, sport

9. cut (communication) make out and issue


SamplesWrite out a check.
Cut a ticket.
Please make the check out to me.


ExamplesThe banks cut the check


Synonymsissue, make out, write out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)check

10. cut (change) cut and assemble the components of


SamplesEdit film.
Cut recording tape.


ExamplesThey will cut the duet


Synonymsedit, edit out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupabbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

11. cut (stative) intentionally fail to attend


SamplesCut class.


Synonymsskip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)miss


Narrower (hyponym)bunk off, play hooky

12. cut (social) be able to manage or manage successfully


SamplesI can't hack it anymore.
She could not cut the long days in the office.


Synonymshack


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage

13. cut (perception) give the appearance or impression of


SamplesCut a nice figure.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

14. cut (motion) move (one's fist)


SamplesHis opponent cut upward toward his chin.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move


Domain categoryboxing, fisticuffs, pugilism

15. cut (motion) pass directly and often in haste


SamplesWe cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass


Verb groupcut

16. cut (motion) pass through or across


SamplesThe boat cut the water.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)move through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit


Verb groupcut

17. cut (motion) make an abrupt change of image or sound


SamplesCut from one scene to another.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)change, shift, switch


Narrower (hyponym)cut away


Verb groupcut

18. cut (motion) stop filming


SamplesCut a movie scene.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stop


Verb groupcut

19. cut (creation) make a recording of


SamplesCut the songs.
She cut all of her major titles again.


ExamplesThey will cut the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)record, tape


Verb groupcut

20. cut (creation) record a performance on (a medium)


SamplesCut a record.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)record, tape


Verb groupburn, cut, cut

21. cut (creation) create by duplicating data


SamplesCut a disk.
Burn a CD.


Synonymsburn


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce


Verb groupcut

22. cut (creation) form or shape by cutting or incising


SamplesCut paper dolls.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Verb groupcut

23. cut (creation) perform or carry out


SamplesCut a caper.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do, execute, perform

24. cut (contact) function as a cutting instrument


SamplesThis knife cuts well.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)function, go, operate, run, work

25. cut (contact) allow incision or separation


SamplesThis bread cuts easily.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupcut

26. cut (contact) divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult


SamplesWayne cut.
She cut the deck for a long time.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mix, ruffle, shuffle

27. cut (contact) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch


SamplesTurn off the stereo, please.
Cut the engine.
Turn out the lights.


Synonymsswitch off, turn off, turn out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flip, switch, throw


Narrower (hyponym)kill


Antonymsswitch on, turn on

28. cut (contact) reap or harvest


SamplesCut grain.


ExamplesThey cut rye in the field


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)glean, harvest, reap

29. cut (contact) fell by sawing; hew


SamplesThe Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut down, drop, fell, strike down

30. cut (contact) penetrate injuriously


SamplesThe glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead.


ExamplesThey cut themselves


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

31. cut (communication) refuse to acknowledge


SamplesShe cut him dead at the meeting.


Synonymsdisregard, ignore, snub


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)do by, handle, treat

32. cut (change) shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of


SamplesCut my hair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shorten


Narrower (hyponym)crop, French, shave, trim

33. cut (change) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things


SamplesWe had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet.


Synonymsprune, rationalise, rationalize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

34. cut (change) dissolve by breaking down the fat of


SamplesSoap cuts grease.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, dissolve, resolve

35. cut (change) have a reducing effect


SamplesThis cuts into my earnings.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Verb groupbring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down

36. cut (change) cease, stop


SamplesCut the noise.
We had to cut short the conversation.


Synonymscut off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt

37. cut (change) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements


SamplesThe manuscript must be shortened.


Synonymsabbreviate, abridge, contract, foreshorten, reduce, shorten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Narrower (hyponym)bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, concentrate, condense, digest, expurgate, shorten


Verb groupcut, edit, edit out


Antonymselaborate, expatiate, expound, lucubrate, dilate, exposit, flesh out, enlarge, expand

38. cut (change) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture


SamplesCut bourbon.


Synonymsdilute, reduce, thin, thin out


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)weaken


Narrower (hyponym)water down

39. cut (body) have grow through the gums


SamplesThe baby cut a tooth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, develop, get, grow, produce


Verb groupcut

40. cut (body) grow through the gums


SamplesThe new tooth is cutting.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow


Verb groupcut

41. cut (body) cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)


SamplesThe vet gelded the young horse.


Synonymsgeld


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate









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