Spanish translation of “cut”
cut verb /kat/ (present participle cutting, past tense past participle cut)
› to make an opening in, usually with something with a sharp edge
He cut the paper with a pair of scissors. › to separate or divide by cutting
She cut a slice of bread The child cut out the pictures She cut up the meat into small pieces. › to make by cutting
She cut a hole in the cloth. › to shorten by cutting; to trim
to cut hair I’ll cut the grass. › to reduce
They cut my wages by ten per cent. › to remove
They cut several passages from the film. › to wound or hurt by breaking the skin (of)
I cut my hand on a piece of glass. › to divide (a pack of cards).
› to stop
When the actress said the wrong words, the director ordered ‘Cut!’ › to take a short route or way
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)
An axis cuts a circle in two places. › to stay away from (a class, lecture etc)
He cut school and went to the cinema. › (also cut dead) to ignore completely
She cut me dead in the High Street. cutter noun › a person or thing that cuts
a wood-cutter a glass-cutter. › a type of small sailing ship.
cutting noun › a piece of plant cut off and replanted to form another plant.
› an article cut out from a newspaper etc
She collects cuttings about the Royal Family. › a trench dug through a hillside etc, in which a railway, road etc is built.
cut glass › glass with ornamental patterns cut on the surface, used for drinking glasses etc.
cut-price › cheaper than normal
cut-price goods a cut-price store. cut-throat noun › a murderer.
a cut above › (obviously) better than
He’s a cut above the average engineer. cut and dried › fixed and definite
cut-and-dried opinions. cut back (cutback) ›
cut both ways › to affect both parts of a question, both people involved, good and bad points etc
That argument cuts both ways! cut a dash › to have a smart or striking appearance
He cuts a dash in his purple suit. cut down › to cause to fall by cutting
He has cut down the apple tree. › to reduce (an amount taken etc)
I haven’t given up smoking but I’m cutting down. cut in › to interrupt
She cut in with a remark. cut it fine › to allow barely enough time, money etc for something that must be done.
cut no ice › to have no effect
This sort of flattery cuts no ice with me. cut off › to interrupt or break a telephone connection
I was cut off in the middle of the telephone call. › to separate
They were cut off from the rest of the army. › to stop or prevent delivery of
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.
cut one’s teeth › to grow one’s first teeth
The baby’s cutting his first tooth. cut out › to stop working, sometimes because of a safety device
The engines cut out (noun cut-out). › to stop
I’ve cut out smoking. cut short › to make shorter than intended
He cut short his holiday to deal with the crisis. › to cause (someone) to stop talking by interrupting them
I tried to apologize but he cut me short.