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Cut (kŭt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cut; p. pr. & vb. n. Cutting.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece, Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.] 1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.
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You must cut this flesh from off his breast. Shak.
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Before the whistling winds the vessels fly,
With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way.
Pope.
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2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.
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Thy servants can skill to cut timer. 2. Chron. ii. 8
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3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
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4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
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5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.
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Why should a man. whose blood is warm within,
Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
Shak.
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Loopholes cut through thickest shade. Milton.
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6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
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The man was cut to the heart. Addison.
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7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
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8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]
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9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc. [Colloq.]
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An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity. Thomas Hamilton.
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10. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
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11. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball.
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12. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball.
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13. (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball.
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To cut a caper. See under Caper. -- To cut the cards, to divide a pack of cards into portions, in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change the cards to be dealt. -- To cut both ways, to have effects both advantageous and disadvantageous. -- To cut corners, to deliberately do an incomplete or imperfect job in order to save time or money. -- To cut a dash or To cut a figure, to make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.] -- To cut down. (a) To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate.Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia.” Knolles. (b) To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs]So great is his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest orator.” Addison (c) To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down expenses. (d) (Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a sloop. -- To cut the knot or To cut the Gordian knot, to dispose of a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary action, rather than by skill or patience. -- To cut lots, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw lots. -- To cut off. (a) To sever; to separate.
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The king had cut off my brother's.
Shak.(b) To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to destroy. “Irenæus was likewise cut off by martyrdom.” Addison. (c) To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam engine. (d) To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat. (e) To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate. -- To cut out. (a) To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a piece from a board. (b) To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a garment.A large forest cut out into walks.” Addison. (c) To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out work for another day.Every man had cut out a place for himself.” Addison. (d) To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to cut out a rival. [Colloq.] (e) To debar.I am cut out from anything but common acknowledgments.” Pope. (f) To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or from under the guns of an enemy. (g) to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a train. (h) to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking. -- To cut to pieces. (a) To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces. (b) To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces. -- To cut a play (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out passages, to adapt it for the stage. -- To cut rates (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for transportation below the rates established between competing lines. -- To cut short, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a sudden termination.Achilles cut him short, and thus replied.” Dryden. -- To cut stick, to make off clandestinely or precipitately. [Slang] -- To cut teeth, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce through the gum and appear. -- To have cut one's eyeteeth, to be sharp and knowing. [Colloq.] -- To cut one's wisdom teeth, to come to years of discretion. -- To cut under, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor in trade; more commonly referred to as undercut. -- To cut up. (a) To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes. (b) To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut up a book or its author by severe criticism.This doctrine cuts up all government by the roots.” Locke. (c) To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

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Cut (kŭt), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well.
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2. To admit of incision or severance; to