Translation of "cut" - English-Traditional 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 切一片麵包
I cut myself/my hand on that glass/with that knife. 我被那片玻璃/那把小刀割傷了(手)。
Cut the meat up into small pieces. 把肉切成小片。
This knife doesn't cut very well. 這把刀不好切,不夠鋒利。
Where did you have your hair cut? 你在哪裡理的髮?
[ + 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. 消防員們不得不動用特殊器械切開汽車,救出受困的司機。
He fell off the swing and cut his head open (= got a deep cut in his head). 他從鞦韆上摔下來,頭上割了道口子。
He cut the cake in/into six (pieces) and gave each child a slice. 他把蛋糕切成六塊,分給孩子每人一塊。

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cut verb (REDUCE)

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

to cut prices/costs 降低價格/成本
to cut overtime/wages 縮短加班時間/降低工資

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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. 該電影英文版中的性愛鏡頭都給剪掉了。
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. 你兒子一直在逃學。

cut verb (STOP)

[ I or T ] to stop or interrupt something

to cut an engine/a motor 關上引擎/馬達
"Cut! (= stop filming!)" shouted the director. 「停!」導演喊道。
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. 他開始解釋,可是她打斷他的話,說自己還要趕公車。
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!你那些無聊的笑話我聽夠了。

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. 這個嬰兒正在長牙,難怪她哭個沒完。

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 抄近道穿過小巷/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? 誰來切牌?

cut verb (RECORD)

[ T ] to record music or speech on a record

When did the Stones cut their first record? 貓王艾維斯的首張唱片是何時錄製的?


uk /kʌt/ us /kʌt/

cut noun (INJURY)

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

a deep cut 一道深深的傷痕

cut noun (MEAT)

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

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

cut noun (STYLE)

[ S ] the shape into which something is cut

I don't like the cut of these jeans. 我不喜歡這條牛仔褲的款式。

cut noun (REDUCTION)

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

a cut in expenditure/interest rates/hospital waiting lists 開支的削減/利率的降低/醫院候診名單的縮短
cuts [ plural ]

reductions in public spending

Students and workers were out on the streets protesting against the cuts. 學生和工人們上街遊行抗議削減公共開支。

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. 這齣電影裡有些暴力場面,因此在電視上播映時做了些刪剪。

cut noun (SHARE)

[ S ] informal a share of something, usually money

When am I going to get my cut? 我甚麼時候能拿到我那份錢?

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)