Die Übersetzung von "cut" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


verb /kat/ (present participle cutting, past tense past participle cut)

to make an opening in, usually with something with a sharp edge

He cut the paper with a pair of scissors.

to separate or divide by cutting

She cut a slice of bread
The child cut out the pictures
She cut up the meat into small pieces.

to make by cutting

She cut a hole in the cloth.

to shorten by cutting; to trim

couper, tondre
to cut hair
I’ll cut the grass.

to reduce

They cut my wages by ten per cent.

to remove

They cut several passages from the film.

to wound or hurt by breaking the skin (of)

I cut my hand on a piece of glass.

to divide (a pack of cards).


to stop

When the actress said the wrong words, the director ordered ‘Cut!’

to take a short route or way

couper par
He cut through/across the park on his way to the office
A van cut in in front of me on the motorway.

to meet and cross (a line or geometrical figure)

An axis cuts a circle in two places.

to stay away from (a class, lecture etc)

He cut school and went to the cinema.

(also cut dead) to ignore completely

faire semblant de ne pas voir
She cut me dead in the High Street.
cutter noun

a person or thing that cuts

tailleur/-euse; sécateur
a wood-cutter
a glass-cutter.

a type of small sailing ship.

cutting noun

a piece of plant cut off and replanted to form another plant.


an article cut out from a newspaper etc

She collects cuttings about the Royal Family.

a trench dug through a hillside etc, in which a railway, road etc is built.

cut glass

glass with ornamental patterns cut on the surface, used for drinking glasses etc.

cristal taillé

cheaper than normal

au rabais
cut-price goods
a cut-price store.
cut-throat noun
a cut above

(obviously) better than

supérieur à
He’s a cut above the average engineer.
cut and dried

fixed and definite

tout fait
cut-and-dried opinions.
cut back (cutback)

cut both ways

to affect both parts of a question, both people involved, good and bad points etc

(être) à double tranchant
That argument cuts both ways!
cut a dash

to have a smart or striking appearance

faire de l’effet
He cuts a dash in his purple suit.
cut down

to cause to fall by cutting

He has cut down the apple tree.

to reduce (an amount taken etc)

I haven’t given up smoking but I’m cutting down.
cut in

to interrupt

She cut in with a remark.
cut it fine

to allow barely enough time, money etc for something that must be done.

ne pas laisser de marge
cut no ice

to have no effect

ne faire aucun effet (sur)
This sort of flattery cuts no ice with me.
cut off

to interrupt or break a telephone connection

I was cut off in the middle of the telephone call.

to separate

They were cut off from the rest of the army.

to stop or prevent delivery of

They’ve cut off our supplies of coal.
cut one’s losses

to decide to spend no more money, effort etc on something which is proving unprofitable.

faire la part du feu
cut one’s teeth

to grow one’s first teeth

faire ses dents
The baby’s cutting his first tooth.
cut out

to stop working, sometimes because of a safety device

The engines cut out (noun cut-out).

to stop

arrêter de
I’ve cut out smoking.
cut short

to make shorter than intended

He cut short his holiday to deal with the crisis.

to cause (someone) to stop talking by interrupting them

couper la parole à
I tried to apologize but he cut me short.

(Die Übersetzung von "cut" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)