Translation of "cut" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kʌt/ us /kʌt/ present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut

cut verb (USE KNIFE)

A2 [ I or T ] 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 切一片面包
I cut myself/my hand on that glass/with that knife. 我被那片玻璃/那把小刀割伤了(手)。
Cut the meat up into small pieces. 把肉切成小片。
This knife doesn't cut very well. 这把刀不好切,不够锋利。
Where did you have your hair cut? 你在哪儿理的发?
[ + 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. 消防员们不得不动用特殊器械切开汽车,救出受困的司机。
He fell off the swing and cut his head open (= got a deep cut in his head). 他从秋千上摔下来,头上割了道口子。
He cut the cake in/into six (pieces) and gave each child a slice. 他把蛋糕切成6块,分给孩子每人1块。

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cut verb (REDUCE)

B2 [ T ] to make something shorter, lower, smaller, etc.

to cut prices/costs 降低价格/成本
to cut overtime/wages 缩短加班时间/降低工资

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cut verb (REMOVE)

B2 [ T ] to remove something from something else

The sex scenes had been cut out of the TV version of the film. 该影片英文版中的性爱镜头都给剪掉了。
cut and paste

to move words or pictures from one place to another in a computer document

cut sb out of your will

to decide not to leave someone any of your money or possessions when you die


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cut verb (MISS)

[ T ] mainly US informal to not go, especially to a place where you should be

Your son has been cutting classes. 你儿子一直在逃学。

cut verb (STOP)

[ I or T ] to stop or interrupt something

to cut an engine/a motor 关上引擎/马达
"Cut! (= stop filming!)" shouted the director. “停!”导演喊道。
cut sb short

to stop someone from talking before they have finished what they were saying

He started to explain, but she cut him short. 他开始解释,可是她打断他的话,说自己还得赶公共汽车。
cut it/that out! informal

used to tell someone to stop talking or stop behaving in an annoying way

Just cut it out! I've had enough of your time wasting. 住嘴!你那些无聊的笑话我听够了。

cut verb (GROW TEETH)

cut a tooth

(of a baby) to grow a new tooth

The baby's cutting a tooth. That's why she's crying. 这个婴儿正在长牙,难怪她哭个没完。

cut verb (TAKE SHORT WAY)

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to go through or across a place, especially in order to get somewhere quickly

to cut through a passage 抄近道穿过弄堂/走廊
cut a corner UK

to fail to keep to your own side of the road when going round a corner


cut verb (CARDS)

[ I or T ] to choose a playing card by dividing a pile of cards into two parts

Who's going to cut the cards? 谁来切牌?

cut verb (RECORD)

[ T ] to record music or speech on a record

When did the Stones cut their first record? 埃尔维斯的首张唱片是何时录制的?


uk /kʌt/ us /kʌt/

cut noun (INJURY)

B1 [ C ] an injury made when the skin is cut with something sharp

a deep cut 一道深深的伤痕

cut noun (MEAT)

[ C ] a piece of meat cut from a particular part of an animal

Sirloin is the most expensive cut of beef. 牛腰肉是牛肉中最贵的。

cut noun (STYLE)

[ S ] the shape into which something is cut

I don't like the cut of these jeans. 我不喜欢这条牛仔裤的款式。

cut noun (REDUCTION)

C1 [ C ] a reduction in the number, amount, or rate of something

a cut in expenditure/interest rates/hospital waiting lists 花销的削减/利率的降低/医院候诊名单的缩短
cuts [ plural ]

reductions in public spending

Students and workers were out on the streets protesting against the cuts. 学生和工人们上街游行抗议削减公共开支。

cut noun (PART REMOVED)

[ C ] the act of removing a part from a book, film, etc., or a part that is removed

The movie contains some very violent scenes, so some cuts were made when it was shown on TV. 这部电影里有些暴力场面,因此在电视上播映时做了些删剪。

cut noun (SHARE)

[ S ] informal a share of something, usually money

When am I going to get my cut? 我什么时候能拿到我那份钱?

cut noun (PASSAGE)

US UK cutting a deep, narrow passage made through a hill for a road, railway, or canal


(Translation of “cut” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)