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English definition of “cut”


verb [I/T] (DIVIDE)   /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
to use a sharp tool such as a knife to break the surface of something, divide something, or make something smaller : [T] Cut the apple in half . [T] She wanted to have her hair cut (= made shorter ). [M] We had to cut two trees down (= remove them) to make room for the swimming pool . [M] The children cut the pictures out (= removed them by cutting) and stuck them in their scrapbooks . A person who is cut is injured by something sharp that breaks the skin and causes bleeding : [T] I stepped on a piece of glass and cut my foot .
(Definition of cut verb (DIVIDE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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