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[n] an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
[n] the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
[n] the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
[n] the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
[n] the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
[n] the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "his cutting the cards before every deal soon became a ritual"
[n] a stroke (in tennis or badminton or squash) that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
[n] in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
[n] a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
[n] a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
[n] a canal made by erosion or excavation
[n] the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
[n] a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
[n] a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
[n] a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
[n] a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
[n] a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"
[adj] with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
[adj] separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"
[adj] (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
[adj] fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
[adj] mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
[adj] (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
[adj] cut down; "the tree is down"
[adj] wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass"
[adj] having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
[adj] (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay"
[adj] (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
[adj] made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
[v] shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
[v] grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
[v] have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
[v] edit; "cut film"; "cut recording tape"
[v] lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
[v] reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
[v] cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
[v] cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
[v] reduce in amount; "This cuts into my earnings"
[v] dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
[v] weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
[v] refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
[v] make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
[v] form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut out paper dolls"
[v] form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
[v] create by recording electronically; "cut a disk"; "cut a CD"
[v] record a performance on; "cut a record"
[v] make a recording of; "cut the songs"
[v] penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
[v] fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
[v] reap or harvest; "cut grain"
[v] hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"
[v] cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
[v] separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
[v] divide at random; "cut a deck of cards"
[v] divide a deck of cards into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"
[v] make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
[v] allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
[v] function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
[v] style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"; "style a wedding dress"
[v] perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
[v] stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
[v] make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
[v] pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
[v] pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
[v] turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
[v] move, as of a fist in boxing; "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
[v] give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
[v] discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
[v] informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
[v] intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"

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\Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece, Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. {Coot}.]
1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide. You must cut this flesh from off his breast. --Shak. Before the whistling winds the vessels fly, With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way. --Pope.
2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap. Thy servants can skill to cut timer. --
2. Chron. ii. 8
3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out. Why should a man. whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster? --Shak. Loopholes cut through thickest shade. --Milton.
6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick. The man was cut to the heart. --Addison.
7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]
9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.
\Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. i.
1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese. --Holmes.
3. To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument. He saved the lives of thousands by manner of cutting for the stone. --Pope.
4. To make a stroke with a whip.
5. To interfere, as a horse.
6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.]
7. To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt. {To cut across}, to pass over or through in the most direct way; as, to cut across a field. {To cut and run}, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to raise the anchor. [Colloq.] {To cut} {in or into}, to interrupt; to join in anything suddenly. {To cut up}. (a) To play pranks. [Colloq.] (b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the property left at one's death turn out well or poorly when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.] ``When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan Pendennis.'' --Thackeray.
\Cut\, n.
1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash; a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
3. That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him; a slight. Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut indeed. --W. Irving.
4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad. This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.
5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of beef; a cut of timber. It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or types. --Dana.
7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
8. (a) The act of dividing a pack cards. (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style; fashion; as, the cut of a garment. With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.
10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.] He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. & Fl. 1
1. The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise. [College Cant] 1
2. A skein of yarn. --Wright. {A cut in rates} (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight charges, etc., below the established rates. {A short cut}, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts off a circuitous passage. {The cut of one's jib}, the general appearance of a person. [Colloq.] {To draw cuts}, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal lengths. Now draweth cut . . . The which that hath the shortest shall begin. --Chaucer.
\Cut\ (k[u^]t), a.
1. Gashed or divided, as by a cutting instrument.
2. Formed or shaped as by cutting; carved.
3. Overcome by liquor; tipsy. [Slang] {Cut and dried}, prepered beforehand; not spontaneous. {Cut glass}, glass having a surface ground and polished in facets or figures. {Cut nail}, a nail cut by machinery from a rolled plate of iron, in distinction from a wrought nail. {Cut stone}, stone hewn or chiseled to shape after having been split from the quarry.
\Cut\, v. t.
1. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
2. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball.
3. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball.
4. (Croqu?t) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball.
\Cut\, v. t. {To cut out}, to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a train. Cut \Cut\, n.
1. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball.
2. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.

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