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English definition of “cut sth up”

cut sth up

phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
B1 to cut something into pieces Separating and dividingCutting and stabbing
be cut up UK informal to be very upset about something: He was very cut up when his brother died .Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of cut sth up from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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