Meaning of “cut” - Learner’s Dictionary

cut

verb uk us /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
KNIFE [ I, T ]

A2 to use a knife or other sharp tool to divide something, remove part of something, or make a hole in something:

Use a pair of scissors to cut the paper.
Cut the meat into small pieces.
He cut the piece of wood in half.
I had my hair cut last week.
Surgeons cut out the tumour.
She cut off all the diseased buds.
These old scissors don't cut very well.
REDUCE [ T ]

B2 to reduce the size or amount of something:

Prices have been cut by 25%.
The company is cutting 50 jobs.
INJURE [ T ]

B1 to injure yourself on a sharp object that makes you bleed:

She cut her finger on a broken glass.
REMOVE [ T ]

B2 to remove part of a film or piece of writing:

The film was too long so they cut some scenes.
→ See also cut corners , cut it/things fine , have your work cut out

(Definition of “cut verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)