Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “cut”


verb (TAKE SHORT WAY)    /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
[I usually + adv/prep] to go through or across a place , especially in order to get somewhere quickly : to cut through a passage Crossing and moving through cut a corner UK to fail to keep to your own side of the road when going round a corner Driving and operating road vehicles
(Definition of cut verb (TAKE SHORT WAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of cut

Definitions of “cut” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More