Meaning of “cut” - Learner’s Dictionary

cut

verb us uk /kʌt/ present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut
to cut the grassto cut your nailsShe cut the tart into eight pieces.She cut through the wire.Don't cut yourself with that sharp knife.
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)