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verb /kat/ ( present participle cutting, past tense past participle cut)
to make an opening in, usually with something with a sharp edge
He cut the paper with a pair of scissors.
to separate or divide by cutting
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
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)
I cut my hand on a piece of glass.
to divide (a pack of cards).
to stop
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)
An axis cuts a circle in two places.
to stay away from (a class, lecture etc)
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.
cutting noun a piece of plant cut off and replanted to form another plant.
an article cut out from a newspaper etc
She collects cuttings about the Royal Family.
a trench dug through a hillside etc , in which a railway, road etc is built
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
cut-price goods a cut-price store.
cut-throat noun a murderer.
a cut above (obviously) better than He’s a cut above the average engineer. cut and dried fixed and definite
cut-and-dried opinions.
cut back phrasal verb to reduce considerably
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)
I haven’t given up smoking, but I’m cutting down.
cut in phrasal verb to interrupt
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
I was cut off in the middle of the telephone call.
to separate
They were cut off from the rest of the army.
to stop or prevent delivery of
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
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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