cut

The verb cut means the act of slicing with a knife or another sharp edge, or the tear, hole, or wound it causes. It's surprising how much a paper cut can hurt.

When you cut something, you slice into it or remove a part of it, like when you cut your friend's hair or cut a pan of brownies into squares. You can also cut figuratively, like when you're cut by your piano teacher's sharp words or when a freak snowstorm forces you to cut your game short. An unexcused absence is also called a cut. And the phrase "make the cut" means you are chosen for a group or team, while others are not.

Definitions of cut
  1. verb
    separate with or as if with an instrument
    Cut the rope”
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    manicure
    trim carefully and neatly
    scissor
    cut with or as if with scissors
    plane, shave
    cut or remove with or as if with a plane
    slice, slice up
    cut into slices
    pink
    cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing
    jag
    cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
    carve, cut up
    cut to pieces
    carve
    form by carving
    carve, chip at
    engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    cube, dice
    cut into cubes
    julienne
    cut into long thin strips
    chop, hack
    cut with a hacking tool
    undercut
    cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
    hack
    cut away
    chop, chop up
    cut into pieces
    cut down, drop, fell, strike down
    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    chip, nick
    cut a nick into
    nick, snick
    cut slightly, with a razor
    break off, chip, cut off, knap
    break a small piece off from
    pare, trim
    remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
    circumcise
    cut the skin over the clitoris
    chamfer, chase, furrow
    cut a furrow into a columns
    indent
    cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication
    mortice, mortise
    cut a hole for a tenon in
    cut down, mow
    cut with a blade or mower
    shear
    cut or cut through with shears
    gash, slash
    cut open
    cut down, slash
    cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    tap
    cut a female screw thread with a tap
    hob
    cut with a hob
    bore, drill
    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    clip, nip, nip off, snip, snip off
    sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    dissect
    cut open or cut apart
    bisect
    cut in half or cut in two
    transect
    cut across or divide transversely
    trisect
    cut in three
    pare, whittle
    cut small bits or pare shavings from
    chatter
    cut unevenly with a chattering tool
    cut away
    remove by cutting off or away
    tomahawk
    cut with a tomahawk
    saber, sabre
    cut or injure with a saber
    rebate
    cut a rebate in (timber or stone)
    cradle
    cut grain with a cradle scythe
    incise
    make an incision into by carving or cutting
    trench
    cut or carve deeply into
    bob, dock, tail
    remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    slice, slit
    make a clean cut through
    saw
    cut with a saw
    discerp, lop, sever
    cut off from a whole
    chase
    cut a groove into
    bevel, chamfer
    cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel
    crosscut, cut across
    cut using a diagonal line
    rip
    cut (wood) along the grain
    shave
    make shavings of or reduce to shavings
    filet, fillet
    cut into filets
    serrate
    make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
    hash
    chop up
    chop down
    cut down
    ax, axe
    chop or split with an ax
    poleax, poleaxe
    fell with or as if with a poleax
    log, lumber
    cut lumber, as in woods and forests
    chisel
    carve with a chisel
    hew, hew out
    make or shape as with an axe
    dress
    cut down rough-hewn (lumber) to standard thickness and width
    notch
    cut or make a notch into
    scrape, scratch, scratch up
    cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
    scythe
    cut with a scythe
    engrave, grave, inscribe, scratch
    carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    engrave, etch
    carve or cut a design or letters into
    spud
    initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum
    counter-drill
    drill in an opposite direction
    trepan
    cut a hole with a trepan, as in surgery
    groove
    make a groove in, or provide with a groove
    vivisect
    cut (a body) open while still alive
    anatomise, anatomize
    dissect in order to analyze
    grave, sculpt, sculpture
    shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
    undercut
    cut away the underpart of
    undercut
    cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief
    rusticate
    give (stone) a rustic look
    slit
    cut a slit into
    worry
    lacerate by biting
    whipsaw
    saw with a whipsaw
    mince
    cut into small pieces
    miter
    bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint
    cone
    make cone-shaped
    deaden, girdle
    cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    fret
    carve a pattern into
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    disunite, divide, part, separate
    force, take, or pull apart
  2. verb
    make an incision or separation
    cut along the dotted line”
  3. verb
    allow incision or separation
    “This bread cuts easily”
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    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  4. verb
    shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
    cut my hair”
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    shave, trim
    cut closely
    French
    cut (e.g, beans) lengthwise in preparation for cooking
    crop
    cut short
    fleece, shear
    shear the wool from
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    shorten
    make short or shorter
  5. verb
    penetrate injuriously
    “The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead”
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    penetrate, perforate
    pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
  6. verb
    form or shape by cutting or incising
    cut paper dolls”
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  7. verb
    form by probing, penetrating, or digging
    cut a hole”
    cut trenches”
    “The sweat cut little rivulets into her face”
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    blast
    make with or as if with an explosion
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    create, make
    make or cause to be or to become
  8. verb
    function as a cutting instrument
    “This knife cuts well”
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    function, go, operate, run, work
    perform as expected when applied
  9. verb
    fell by sawing; hew
    “The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia”
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    cut down, drop, fell, strike down
    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
  10. noun
    the act of cutting something into parts
    “his cuts were skillful”
    “his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess”
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    severance, severing
    the act of severing
    dissection
    cutting so as to separate into pieces
    scission
    the act of dividing by cutting or splitting
    slicing
    the act of cutting into slices
    undercut
    a cut made underneath to remove material
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    division
    the act or process of dividing
  11. noun
    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    “his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels”
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    nick, notch, snick
    a small cut
    gash, slash
    a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    incision, section, surgical incision
    the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    gastromy
    surgical incision into the stomach
    perineotomy
    surgical incision into the perineum
    laparotomy
    surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs
    orchotomy
    surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)
    sclerotomy
    surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye
    nephrotomy
    incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)
    thoracotomy
    surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity
    valvotomy, valvulotomy
    incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
    phlebotomy, venesection
    surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
    vasosection, vasotomy
    surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
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    opening
    becoming open or being made open
  12. noun
    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    “the barber gave him a good cut
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    clip, clipping, snip
    the act of clipping or snipping
    haircut
    the act of cutting the hair
    clipping, trim, trimming
    cutting down to the desired size or shape
    shearing
    removing by cutting off or clipping
    pruning
    the act of trimming a plant
    sheepshearing
    act of shearing sheep
    nip, pinch
    a small sharp bite or snip
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    shortening
    act of decreasing in length
  13. noun
    a wound made by cutting
    “he put a bandage over the cut
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    lesion, wound
    an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
  14. noun
    a remark capable of wounding mentally
    “the unkindest cut of all”
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    abuse, contumely, insult, revilement, vilification
    a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  15. noun
    a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
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    furrow
    a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
  16. noun
    a canal made by erosion or excavation
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    canal
    long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  17. adjective
    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”
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    chopped, shredded, sliced
    prepared by cutting
    cut up
    cut into pieces
    incised
    cut into with a sharp instrument
    perforated
    having a number or series of holes
    perforate, perforated, pierced, punctured
    having a hole cut through
    cut off, severed
    detached by cutting
    split
    (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain
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    uncut
    not cut
    imperforate
    not perforated; having no opening
    unpierced
    not pierced
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  18. adjective
    (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
    “the cut pages of the book”
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    uncut
    (of pages of a book) having adjacent leaves still joined at the fore edge
  19. verb
    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
    edit, edit out
    cut and assemble the components of
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    dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
    add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
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    bowdlerise, bowdlerize, castrate, expurgate, shorten
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    concentrate, condense, digest
    make more concise
    capsule, capsulise, capsulize, encapsulate
    put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    telescope
    make smaller or shorter
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
  20. verb
    cut down on; make a reduction in
    “The employer wants to cut back health benefits”
    synonyms: bring down, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
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    shorten
    make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    spill
    reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
    quench
    reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
    retrench
    make a reduction, as in one's workforce
    slash
    cut drastically
    thin out
    make sparse
    thin
    make thin or thinner
    detract, take away
    take away a part from; diminish
    deflate
    reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
    inflate
    increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
    downsize
    reduce in size or number
    subtract
    take off or away
    knock off, shave
    cut the price of
    foreshorten
    shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
    clip, curtail, cut short
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    syncopate
    omit a sound or letter in a word
    cut short, truncate
    make shorter as if by cutting off
    draw
    reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim
    cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    mark down
    reduce the price of
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
  21. verb
    have a reducing effect
    “This cuts into my earnings”
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    bring down, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    cut down on; make a reduction in
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
  22. verb
    weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    “We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet”
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    do away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of
    terminate, end, or take out
  23. verb
    discharge from a group
    “The coach cut two players from the team”
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    discharge, free
    free from obligations or duties
  24. verb
    cease, stop
    cut the noise”
    “We had to cut short the conversation”
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    break up, cut off, disrupt, interrupt
    make a break in
  25. verb
    cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    cut the engine”
    synonyms: switch off, turn off, turn out
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    switch on, turn on
    cause to operate by flipping a switch
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    kill
    cause to cease operating
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    flip, switch, throw
    cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
  26. noun
    the act of reducing the amount or number
    “the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget”
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    budget cut
    the act of reducing budgeted expenditures
    pay cut, salary cut
    the act of reducing a salary
    cost cutting
    the act of cutting costs
    price cut, price cutting
    cutting the price of merchandise to one lower than the usual or advertised price
    spending cut
    the act of reducing spending
    tax cut
    the act of reducing taxation
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    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    the act of decreasing or reducing something
  27. noun
    the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    synonyms: deletion, excision
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    editing, redaction
    putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
  28. adjective
    with parts removed
    “the drastically cut film”
    synonyms: shortened
    abridged
    (used of texts) shortened by condensing or rewriting
  29. adjective
    (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
    synonyms: slashed
    decreased, reduced
    made less in size or amount or degree
  30. verb
    turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    “The car cut to the left at the intersection”
    synonyms: curve, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer
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    peel off
    leave a formation
    yaw
    swerve off course momentarily
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    turn
    change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
  31. verb
    pass directly and often in haste
    “We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner”
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    go across, go through, pass
    go across or through
  32. verb
    pass through or across
    “The boat cut the water”
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    move through, pass across, pass over, pass through, transit
    make a passage or journey from one place to another
  33. verb
    move (one's fist)
    “his opponent cut upward toward his chin”
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    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  34. verb
    style and tailor in a certain fashion
    cut a dress”
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    gore
    cut into gores
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    design
    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner
  35. verb
    cut and assemble the components of
    cut recording tape”
    synonyms: edit, edit out
    abbreviate, abridge, contract, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  36. verb
    make out and issue
    cut a ticket”
    synonyms: issue, make out, write out
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    check
    write out a check on a bank account
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    write
    communicate or express by writing
  37. verb
    give the appearance or impression of
    cut a nice figure”
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    appear, look, seem
    give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  38. verb
    perform or carry out
    cut a caper”
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    do, execute, perform
    carry out or perform an action
  39. verb
    be able to manage or manage successfully
    “she could not cut the long days in the office”
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    contend, cope, deal, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage
    come to terms with
  40. noun
    the style in which a garment is cut
    “a dress of traditional cut
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    fashion
    the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior
  41. noun
    a step on some scale
    “he is a cut above the rest”
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    gradation, step
    relative position in a graded series
  42. adjective
    fashioned or shaped by cutting
    “a well- cut suit”
    cut diamonds”
    cut velvet”
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    cut out
    having been cut out
    hand-hewn, hewn
    cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel
    sheared
    (used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length
    slashed
    having long and narrow ornamental cuts showing an underlying fabric
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    rough, uncut
    not shaped by cutting or trimming
    unsheared
    (used especially of fur or wool) not having been sheared
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  43. adjective
    made neat and tidy by trimming
    synonyms: trimmed
    clipped
    cut or trimmed by clipping
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    uncut, untrimmed
    not trimmed
    unclipped
    not clipped
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  44. verb
    make a recording of
    cut the songs”
    “She cut all of her major titles again”
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    record, tape
    register electronically
  45. verb
    record a performance on (a medium)
    cut a record”
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    burn
    create by duplicating data
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    record, tape
    register electronically
  46. verb
    create by duplicating data
    cut a disk”
    synonyms: burn
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    create, make, produce
    create or manufacture a man-made product
  47. noun
    a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
    “he played the first cut on the cd”
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    excerpt, excerption, extract, selection
    a passage selected from a larger work
  48. verb
    make an abrupt change of image or sound
    cut from one scene to another”
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    cut away
    move quickly to another scene or focus when filming
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    change, shift, switch
    lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
  49. verb
    stop filming
    cut a movie scene”
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    stop
    cause to stop
  50. noun
    (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    “the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt”
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    jump cut
    an immediate transition from one scene to another
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    transition
    a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
  51. verb
    reap or harvest
    cut grain”
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    glean, harvest, reap
    gather, as of natural products
  52. adjective
    (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
    synonyms: mown
    new-mown
    newly mown
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    uncut, unmown
    (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine
  53. noun
    a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
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    joint, roast
    a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    confit
    a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
    chop
    a small cut of meat including part of a rib
    chine
    cut of meat or fish including at least part of the backbone
    leg
    the limb of an animal used for food
    side, side of meat
    a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food
    forequarter
    the front half of a side of meat
    hindquarter
    the back half of a side of meat
    cut of beef
    cut of meat from beef cattle
    rib
    cut of meat including one or more ribs
    entrecote
    cut of meat taken from between the ribs
    shank
    a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
    shin, shin bone
    a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
    brisket
    a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest especially of beef
    steak
    a slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish
    loin
    a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump
    sirloin
    the portion of the loin (especially of beef) just in front of the rump
    tenderloin, undercut
    the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    neck
    a cut of meat from the neck of an animal
    shoulder
    a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
    cut of veal
    cut of meat from a calf
    cut of mutton
    cut of meat from a mature sheep
    cut of lamb
    cut of meat from a lamb
    saddle
    cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins
    rack
    rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton
    cut of pork
    cut of meat from a hog or pig
    side of beef
    dressed half of a beef carcass
    chuck
    the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
    chuck short ribs
    between the chuck and the brisket
    sparerib
    a cut of pork ribs with much of the meat trimmed off
    foreshank
    a cut of meat from the upper part of a front leg
    hindshank
    a cut of meat from the upper part of a rear leg
    plate
    the thin under portion of the forequarter
    flank
    a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
    fish steak
    cross-section slice of a large fish
    beefsteak
    a beef steak usually cooked by broiling
    beef loin
    cut of meat from a loin of beef
    wedge bone
    part of the sirloin nearest the rump
    flat bone
    part of the sirloin next to the wedge bone
    pin bone
    part of the sirloin between the flat bone and the porterhouse
    sirloin tip
    a cut of beef from the upper end of the sirloin
    beef tenderloin
    beef loin muscle
    pork tenderloin
    pork loin muscle
    blade
    a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
    blade roast
    a roast cut from the blade
    beef neck
    a cut of beef from the neck of the animal
    pot roast
    cut of beef suitable for simmering in liquid in a closed pot
    short ribs
    cut of beef containing rib ends near the sternum
    rib roast, standing rib roast
    a cut of meat (beef or venison) including more than one rib and the meat located along the outside of the ribs
    round
    a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg
    top round
    roast cut from the round; usually suitable for roasting
    rump
    fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round
    rump roast
    a cut of beef or veal from the fleshy hindquarters of the animal
    aitchbone
    a cut of beef including the H-shaped rump bone
    beef roast, roast beef
    cut of beef suitable for roasting
    scrag, scrag end
    the lean end of a neck of veal
    roast veal, veal roast
    cut of veal suitable for roasting
    mutton chop
    chop cut from a mature sheep
    scrag
    lean end of the neck
    breast of lamb, poitrine d'agneau
    a cut of lamb including the breastbone and attached muscles dressed as meat
    saddle of lamb
    backbone and both loins of a lamb
    loin of lamb
    meat from a loin of lamb
    lamb chop, lamb-chop, lambchop
    chop cut from a lamb
    lamb roast, roast lamb
    a cut of lamb suitable for roasting
    crown roast, rack of lamb
    a roast of the rib section of lamb
    ham hock
    a small cut of meat from the leg just above the foot
    gigot, leg of lamb
    lamb leg suitable for roasting
    pork loin
    meat from a loin of pork
    side of pork
    dressed half of a hog carcass
    pork roast, roast pork
    cut of pork suitable for roasting
    gammon, ham, jambon
    meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    picnic ham, picnic shoulder
    shoulder of a hog usually smoked
    porkchop
    chop cut from a hog
    bacon
    back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
    spareribs
    cut of pork from the rib section with most of the meat trimmed off
    type of:
    meat
    the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  54. noun
    a share of the profits
    “everyone got a cut of the earnings”
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    rake-off, vigorish
    a percentage (of winnings or loot or profit) taken by an operator or gangster
    type of:
    part, percentage, portion, share
    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
  55. verb
    hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
    cut a Ping-Pong ball”
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    type of:
    hit
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  56. noun
    (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
    cuts do not bother a good tennis player”
    synonyms: undercut
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    type of:
    shot, stroke
    (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
  57. noun
    in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
    “he took a vicious cut at the ball”
    synonyms: baseball swing, swing
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    type of:
    shot, stroke
    (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
  58. verb
    divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
    “Wayne cut
    “She cut the deck for a long time”
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    type of:
    mix, ruffle, shuffle
    mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
  59. noun
    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”
    synonyms: cutting
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    type of:
    division
    the act or process of dividing
  60. verb
    intentionally fail to attend
    cut class”
    synonyms: skip
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    types:
    bunk off, play hooky
    play truant from work or school
    type of:
    miss
    fail to attend an event or activity
  61. noun
    an unexcused absence from class
    “he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class”
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    type of:
    absence
    failure to be present
  62. verb
    refuse to acknowledge
    “She cut him dead at the meeting”
    synonyms: disregard, ignore, snub
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    type of:
    do by, handle, treat
    interact in a certain way
  63. noun
    a refusal to recognize someone you know
    synonyms: cold shoulder, snub
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    type of:
    rebuff, slight
    a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
  64. verb
    lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    cut bourbon”
    synonyms: dilute, reduce, thin, thin out
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    types:
    water down
    make less strong or intense
    type of:
    weaken
    lessen the strength of
  65. verb
    dissolve by breaking down the fat of
    “soap cuts grease”
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    type of:
    break up, dissolve, resolve
    cause to go into a solution
  66. adjective
    mixed with water
    “sold cut whiskey”
    synonyms: thinned, weakened
    dilute, diluted
    reduced in strength or concentration or quality or purity
  67. verb
    have grow through the gums
    “The baby cut a tooth”
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    type of:
    acquire, develop, get, grow, produce
    come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
  68. verb
    grow through the gums
    “The new tooth is cutting
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    type of:
    grow
    increase in size by natural process
  69. verb
    cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
    synonyms: geld
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    type of:
    castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate
    remove the testicles of a male animal
  70. adjective
    (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
    “a cut horse”
    synonyms: emasculated, gelded
    castrated, unsexed
    deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes
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