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Translation of "cut" - English-Spanish dictionary

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.
(Definition of cut from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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