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English definition of “cut sb dead”

cut sb dead

to pretend you do not know someone in order to show you are angry: I said "Good morning" but he just cut me dead.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of cut sb dead from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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