Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cut sth out”

cut sth out

phrasal verb with cut
 
 
/kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
SHAPE to remove something or form a shape by cutting, usually something made of paper or cloth: She cut out his picture from the magazine.Cutting and stabbing
STOP EATING to stop eating or drinking something, usually to improve your health: I've cut out red meat from my diet.Stop having or doing somethingDiets and dieting
Cut it out! informal something you say to tell someone to stop doing something annoying: Cut it out! Can't you see I'm trying to work?Expressions telling people to stop doing something
not be cut out to be sth/not be cut out for sth to not have the right qualities for something: I'm not really cut out to be a nurse.Unsuitable and unacceptable
(Definition of cut sth out from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Cutting and stabbing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cut sth out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More