/kʌt/v[I/T](present participlecutting, past tense and past participlecut)(DIVIDE)
›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.