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  • n  a share of the profits
    everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • 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 trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
  • n  a step on some scale
    he is a cut above the rest
  • n  a wound made by cutting
    he put a bandage over the cut
  • n  a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
  • n  a remark capable of wounding mentally
    the unkindest cut of all
  • n  a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
    he played the first cut on the cd
  • n  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  • n  the style in which a garment is cut
    a dress of traditional cut
  • n  a canal made by erosion or excavation
  • n  a refusal to recognize someone you know
  • n  in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    he took a vicious cut at the ball
  • n  (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
    cuts do not bother a good tennis player
  • n  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
  • n  the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels
  • 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 shortening something by chopping off the ends
    the barber gave him a good cut
  • n  the act of reducing the amount or number
    the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget
  • n  an unexcused absence from class
    he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class
  • v  separate with or as if with an instrument
  • v  cut down on; make a reduction in
    The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • v  turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • v  make an incision or separation
    cut along the dotted line
  • v  discharge from a group
    The coach cut two players from the team
  • v  form by probing, penetrating, or digging
    cut a hole
    cut trenches
    The sweat cut little rivulets into her face
  • v  style and tailor in a certain fashion
    cut a dress
  • v  hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
    cut a Ping-Pong ball
  • v  make out and issue
    cut a ticket
  • v  cut and assemble the components of
    cut recording tape
  • v  intentionally fail to attend
    cut class
  • v  be able to manage or manage successfully
    she could not cut the long days in the office
  • v  give the appearance or impression of
    cut a nice figure
  • v  move (one's fist)
    his opponent cut upward toward his chin
  • v  pass directly and often in haste
    We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner
  • v  pass through or across
    The boat cut the water
  • v  make an abrupt change of image or sound
    cut from one scene to another
  • v  stop filming
    cut a movie scene
  • v  make a recording of
    cut the songs
    She cut all of her major titles again
  • v  record a performance on (a medium)
    cut a record
  • v  create by duplicating data
    cut a disk
  • v  form or shape by cutting or incising
    cut paper dolls
  • v  perform or carry out
    cut a caper
  • v  function as a cutting instrument
    This knife cuts well
  • v  allow incision or separation
    This bread cuts easily
  • v  divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
    Wayne cut
    She cut the deck for a long time
  • v  cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    cut the engine
  • v  reap or harvest
    cut grain
  • v  fell by sawing; hew
    The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia
  • v  penetrate injuriously
    The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead
  • v  refuse to acknowledge
    She cut him dead at the meeting
  • v  shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
    cut my hair
  • v  weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet
  • v  dissolve by breaking down the fat of
    soap cuts grease
  • v  have a reducing effect
    This cuts into my earnings
  • v  cease, stop
    cut the noise
    We had to cut short the conversation
  • v  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  • v  lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    cut bourbon
  • v  have grow through the gums
    The baby cut a tooth
  • v  grow through the gums
    The new tooth is cutting
  • v  cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
  • a  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
  • a  fashioned or shaped by cutting
    a well-cut suit
    cut diamonds
    cut velvet
  • s  with parts removed
    the drastically cut film
  • a  made neat and tidy by trimming
  • a  (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
  • a  (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
    the cut pages of the book
  • s  (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
    a cut horse
  • s  (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
  • s  mixed with water
    sold cut whiskey

  • Keen to cut costs, colleges are finding creative ways to save cash.
  • My column this week is about the persistence of the Republican canard that tax cuts raise revenues.
  • If McCain cut back on his more than $100 billion in annual corporate tax cuts including $1.
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  • Mitch McConnell in The Hill (blog)
    The fact that this administration won't allow the man charged with implementing the president's plan to cut $500 billion out of Medicare to testify about his plans for the care of our nation's seniors is truly outrageous,he said.
  • Bart Stupak in The Associated Press
    BP blew it,said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the House investigations panel that held the hearing. "You cut corners to save money and time."
  • Nigel Lythgoe in International Herald Tribune
    The most important lesson to be taken away is that the benefits of legalization depend strongly on how it is implemented. Some veteran growers in far northern California oppose legalization, fearing it would increase competition and cut profits,... Daniel Hamburg Birmingham Star Jul 8, 2010 24439 32727 cutaway This is a sad time for everyone, so it is especially disheartening that a quick camera cutaway could have been misinterpreted," Lythgoe said in a statement Wednesday, noting that Seacrest opened the show with a statement of sympathy for...

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