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English definition of “cut”

cut

verb [I or T] (USE KNIFE)    /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
A2 to break the surface of something, or to divide or make something smaller, using a sharp tool, especially a knife: to cut a slice of bread I've cut myself/my hand on that glass/with that knife. Cut the meat up into small pieces. This knife doesn't cut very well. Where did you have your hair cut? [+ obj + adj ] Firefighters had to cut the trapped driver loose/free (= cut the metal to allow the driver to get out of the car) using special equipment. He fell off the swing and cut his head open (= got a deep cut in his head). He cut the cake in/into six (pieces) and gave each child a slice.Cutting and stabbing
(Definition of cut verb (USE KNIFE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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