Translation of "cut" - English-Spanish dictionary

cut

verb uk /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)

A2 to use a knife or other sharp tool to divide something or make a hole in something

cortar
Cut the meat into small pieces.
He cut the piece of wood in half.
I had my hair cut last week.
cut something/yourself

B1 to hurt a part of your body on a sharp object that makes you bleed

cortarse (algo)
She cut her finger on some broken glass.

to reduce the size or amount of something

recortar, reducir
Prices have been cut by 25 percent.

to remove part of a movie or piece of writing

cortar
The movie was too long, so they cut some scenes.
→ Phrasal verbs cut across something , cut back (something) , cut something down , cut down (on something) , cut something off , cut something out , cut something up
noun uk /kʌt/

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

corte
He got some cuts and bruises in the accident.

a reduction in the number or amount of something

corte, recorte, reducción
job cuts
The workers were angry about the cut in pay.

an opening made with a sharp tool

corte
She made a cut in the material.

a situation in which the supply of something is stopped

apagón, corte
a power cut

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

cut

verb /kat/ (present participle cutting, past tense past participle cut)

to make an opening in, usually with something with a sharp edge

cortar
He cut the paper with a pair of scissors.

to separate or divide by cutting

cortar
She cut a slice of bread
The child cut out the pictures
She cut up the meat into small pieces.

to make by cutting

cortar, hacer
She cut a hole in the cloth.

to shorten by cutting; to trim

cortar
Do you want me to cut your hair?
I’ll cut the grass.

to reduce

reducir, recortar
They cut my wages by ten per cent.

to remove

cortar, suprimir
They cut several passages from the film.

to wound or hurt by breaking the skin (of)

cortar
I cut my hand on a piece of glass.

to divide (a pack of cards).

cortar

to stop

cortar
When the actress said the wrong words, the director ordered ’Cut!’

to take a short route or way

cortar (por)
He cut through/across the park on his way to the office
A van cut in in front of me on the motorway.

to meet and cross (a line or geometrical figure)

cortar
An axis cuts a circle in two places.

to stay away from (a class, lecture etc)

saltarse
He cut school and went to the cinema.

(also cut dead) to ignore completely

ignorar, hacer como si no viera
She cut me dead in the High Street.
cutter noun

a person or thing that cuts

cortador, cortadora
a wood-cutter
a glass-cutter.

a type of small sailing ship.

cúter
cutting noun

a piece of plant cut off and replanted to form another plant.

esqueje

an article cut out from a newspaper etc

recorte
She collects cuttings about the Royal Family.

a trench dug through a hillside etc , in which a railway, road etc is built

desmonte
a railway cutting.
cut glass noun

glass with ornamental patterns cut on the surface, used for drinking glasses etc.

vidrio tallado
cut-price adjective

cheaper than normal

rebajado
cut-price goods
a cut-price store.
cut-throat noun

a murderer.

asesino
a cut above

(obviously) better than

superior
He’s a cut above the average engineer.
cut and dried

fixed and definite

definitivo
cut-and-dried opinions.
cut back phrasal verb

to reduce considerably

reducir
The government cut back (on) public spending (nouncutback)
cut both ways

to affect both parts of a question, both people involved, good and bad points etc

ser de doble filo
That argument cuts both ways!
cut a dash

to have a smart or striking appearance

dar muy buena impresión
He cuts a dash in his purple suit.
cut down phrasal verb

to cause to fall by cutting

talar, cortar
He has cut down the apple tree.

to reduce (an amount taken etc)

reducir
I haven’t given up smoking, but I’m cutting down.
cut in phrasal verb

to interrupt

interrumpir
She cut in with a remark.
cut it fine

to allow barely enough time, money etc for something that must be done.

dejar poco margen, llegar con el tiempo justo
cut no ice

to have no effect

no convencer a alguien
This sort of flattery cuts no ice with me.
cut off phrasal verb

to interrupt or break a telephone connection

cortar
I was cut off in the middle of the telephone call.

to separate

aislar
They were cut off from the rest of the army.

to stop or prevent delivery of

cortar
They’ve cut off our supplies of coal.
cut one’s losses

to decide to spend no more money, effort etc on something which is proving unprofitable.

reducir los gastos
cut one’s teeth

to grow one’s first teeth

salir los dientes
The baby’s cutting his first tooth.
cut out phrasal verb

to stop working, sometimes because of a safety device

pararse
The engines cut out (noun cut-out).

to stop

dejar de
I’ve cut out smoking.
cut short

to make shorter than intended

abreviar, reducir
He cut short his holiday to deal with the crisis.

to cause (someone) to stop talking by interrupting them

interrumpir, cortar a alguien en seco
I tried to apologize but he cut me short.

(Translation of “cut” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)