v. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.v. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever: cut cloth with scissors. v. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten: cut one's hair. v. To mow, reap, or harvest: cut grain; cut grass. v. To fell by sawing; hew.v. To have (a new tooth) grow through the gums.v. To form or shape by severing or incising: a doll that was cut from paper. v. To form or shape by grinding: cut a diamond. v. To form by penetrating, probing, or digging: cut a trench. v. To exhibit the appearance or give the impression of: cuts a fine figure on the dance floor. v. To separate from a main body; detach: cut a limb from a tree. v. To separate from a group: cut a calf from a herd. v. To discharge from a group or number: had to cut six players from the team. v. To pass through or across; cross: a sailboat cutting the water. v. Games To divide (a deck of cards) into two parts, as in completing a shuffle or in exposing a card at random.v. To reduce the size, extent, or duration of; curtail or shorten: cut a payroll; cut a budget; cut the cooking time in half. v. To remove or delete: cut a line from a poem. v. Computer Science To remove (a segment) from a document or graphics file for storage in a buffer.v. To lessen the strength of; dilute: cut whiskey with water. v. To dissolve by breaking down the fat of: Soap cuts grease. v. To injure the feelings of; hurt keenly.v. To refuse to speak to or recognize; snub: cut me dead at the party. v. To fail to attend purposely: cut a class. v. Informal To cease; stop: cut the noise; cut an engine. v. Sports To strike (a ball) so that it spins in a reverse direction.v. To perform: cut a caper. v. To make out and issue: cut a check to cover travel expenses. v. Slang To be able to manage; handle successfully: couldn't cut the long hours anymore. v. To stop filming (a movie scene).v. To record a performance on (a phonograph record or other medium).v. To make a recording of.v. To edit (film or recording tape).v. Vulgar Slang To expel (a discharge of intestinal gas).verb-intransitive. To make an incision or a separation: Cut along the dotted line. verb-intransitive. To allow incision or severing: Butter cuts easily. verb-intransitive. To function as a sharp-edged instrument.verb-intransitive. To remove part of something, such as a text or film.verb-intransitive. Computer Science To remove a part of a document or graphics file and store it in a buffer.verb-intransitive. To grow through the gums. Used of teeth.verb-intransitive. To injure someone's feelings: a remark that cut without mercy. verb-intransitive. To change direction abruptly: Cut to the left at the next intersection. verb-intransitive. To go directly and often hastily: cut across a field. verb-intransitive. Games To divide a pack of cards into two parts, especially in order to make a chance decision or selection.verb-intransitive. To make an abrupt change of image or sound, as in filming: cut from one shot to another. verb-intransitive. To be very astute and penetrating: an analysis that cuts deep. n. The act of cutting.n. The result of cutting, especially an opening or wound made by a sharp edge.n. A part that has been cut from a main body: a cut of beef; a cut of cloth. n. A passage made by digging or probing.n. The elimination or removal of a part: a cut in a speech. n. A reduction: a cut in salary. n. Sports The remainder of contestants in a competition, especially in golf, after some have been eliminated: did very well but still missed the cut. n. The style in which a garment is cut: a suit of traditional cut. n. A haircut.n. Informal A portion of profits or earnings; a share.n. A wounding remark; an insult.n. An unexcused absence, as from school or a class.n. A step in a scale of value or quality; degree: a cut above the average. n. Printing An engraved block or plate.n. Printing A print made from such a block.n. Sports A stroke that causes a ball to spin in a reverse direction.n. Baseball A swing of a bat.n. Games The act of dividing a deck of cards into two parts, as before dealing.n. One of the objects used in drawing lots.n. An abrupt change of image or sound, as between shots in a film.n. A transition from one scene to another in a film, video, or television program.n. A movie at a given stage in its editing: approved the final cut for distribution. n. A single selection of music from a recording, especially a phonograph recording.adj. Having the ends or edges cut: admired his newly cut hair. adj. Having been cut or clipped off: cut grass that blew in the wind. adj. Printing Having the page edge slit or trimmed. Used of a book.adj. Ground to a specific shape: cut gemstones. adj. Slang Circumcised. Used of a man or boy.phrasal-verb. cut back To shorten by cutting; prune.phrasal-verb. cut back To reduce or decrease: cut back production. phrasal-verb. cut down To kill or strike down.phrasal-verb. cut down To alter by removing extra or additional fittings: cut down a car for racing. phrasal-verb. cut down To reduce the amount taken or used: cutting down on one's intake of rich foods. phrasal-verb. cut in To move into a line of people or things out of turn.phrasal-verb. cut in To interrupt: During the debate my opponent kept cutting in. phrasal-verb. cut in To interrupt a dancing couple in order to dance with one of them.phrasal-verb. cut in To connect or become connected into an electrical circuit.phrasal-verb. cut in To mix in with or as if with cutting motions: Measure out the flour and use a pair of knives to cut the shortening in. phrasal-verb. cut in To include, especially among those profiting.phrasal-verb. cut off To separate from others; isolate.phrasal-verb. cut off To stop suddenly; discontinue.phrasal-verb. cut off To shut off; bar.phrasal-verb. cut off To interrupt the course or passage of: The infielder cut off the throw to the plate. phrasal-verb. cut off To interrupt or break the line of communication of: The telephone operator cut us off. phrasal-verb. cut off To disinherit: cut their heirs off without a cent. phrasal-verb. cut out To remove by or as if by cutting.phrasal-verb. cut out To form or shape by or as if by cutting.phrasal-verb. cut out To take the place of; supplant.phrasal-verb. cut out To suit or fit by nature: I'm not cut out to be a hero. phrasal-verb. cut out To assign beforehand or by necessity; predetermine: We've got our work cut out for us. phrasal-verb. cut out To deprive: felt cut out of all the fun. phrasal-verb. cut out To stop; cease.phrasal-verb. cut out Informal To depart hastily.phrasal-verb. cut out Chiefly Southern U.S. To turn off (a light or television set).phrasal-verb. cut up Informal To behave in a playful, comic, or boisterous way; clown.phrasal-verb. cut up Informal To criticize severely.idiom. cut a fat hog Texas To take on more than one is able to accomplish: "Boy, has he cut a fat hog, as they say down home” ( Hughes Rudd). idiom. cut a wide swath To make a big display; draw much attention.idiom. cut both ways To have both favorable and unfavorable results or implications.idiom. cut corners To do something in the easiest or most inexpensive way.idiom. cut down to size To deflate the self-importance of.idiom. cut it Informal To perform up to expectations or a required standard; be acceptable.idiom. cut loose To speak or act without restraint: cut loose with a string of curses. idiom. cut no ice To make no effect or impression: an objection that cut no ice with management. idiom. cut off (one's) nose to spite (one's) face To injure oneself in taking revenge against another.idiom. cut (one's) losses To withdraw from a losing situation.idiom. cut (one's) teeth on To learn or do as a beginner or at the start of one's career.idiom. cut short To stop before the end; abbreviate.idiom. cut the cheese Vulgar Slang To expel intestinal gas.idiom. cut the mustard To perform up to expectations or to a required standard.idiom. cut to the chase To get to the matter at hand.