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English definition of “cut”

cut

noun (REDUCTION)    /kʌt/
C1 [C] a reduction in the number, amount, or rate of something: a cut in expenditure/interest rates/hospital waiting listsBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong cuts [plural] reductions in public spending: Students and workers were out on the streets protesting against the cuts.Economics and the state of the economy
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