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cut into sth

verb uk phrasal verb with cut   /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut) us  
If an activity cuts into a period of time, it fills part of it, often a large part of it: I don't like doing the shopping on a Saturday afternoon because it cuts into my weekend.
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