Meaning of “cut in” in the English Dictionary

"cut in" in British English

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cut in

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

(START)

If a machine cuts in, it starts, usually automatically:

If the computer starts to overheat, the fan cuts in.

(Definition of “cut in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)