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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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