Definition of cut

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • cut is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 5
  • cut is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 5
  • cut is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of cut


  • the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. deletion
    2. excision
  • weed out unwanted or unnecessary things (verb)

    Examples

    1. We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

    Synonyms

    1. prune
    2. rationalise
    3. rationalize
  • cut down on; make a reduction in (verb)

    Examples

    1. The employer wants to cut back health benefits

    Synonyms

    1. bring down
    2. cut back
    3. cut down
    4. reduce
    5. trim
    6. trim back
    7. trim down
  • the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge (noun)

    Examples

    1. his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels

    Synonyms

    1. cutting
  • made neat and tidy by trimming (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. trimmed
  • in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball (noun)

    Examples

    1. he took a vicious cut at the ball

    Synonyms

    1. baseball swing
    2. swing
  • (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. slashed
  • lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut bourbon

    Synonyms

    1. dilute
    2. reduce
    3. thin
    4. thin out
  • cut and assemble the components of (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut recording tape

    Synonyms

    1. edit
    2. edit out
  • (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. mown
  • reduce in scope while retaining essential elements (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. abbreviate
    2. abridge
    3. contract
    4. foreshorten
    5. reduce
    6. shorten
  • the act of cutting something into parts (noun)

    Examples

    1. his cuts were skillful
    2. his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

    Synonyms

    1. cutting
  • refuse to acknowledge (verb)

    Examples

    1. She cut him dead at the meeting

    Synonyms

    1. disregard
    2. ignore
    3. snub
  • turn sharply; change direction abruptly (verb)

    Examples

    1. The car cut to the left at the intersection

    Synonyms

    1. curve
    2. sheer
    3. slew
    4. slue
    5. swerve
    6. trend
    7. veer
  • be able to manage or manage successfully (verb)

    Examples

    1. she could not cut the long days in the office

    Synonyms

    1. hack
  • mixed with water (adjective)

    Examples

    1. sold cut whiskey

    Synonyms

    1. thinned
    2. weakened
  • a refusal to recognize someone you know (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cold shoulder
    2. snub
  • the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends (noun)

    Examples

    1. the barber gave him a good cut

    Synonyms

    1. cutting
    2. cutting off
  • (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball (noun)

    Examples

    1. cuts do not bother a good tennis player

    Synonyms

    1. undercut
  • style and tailor in a certain fashion (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a dress

    Synonyms

    1. tailor
  • with parts removed (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the drastically cut film

    Synonyms

    1. shortened
  • a wound made by cutting (noun)

    Examples

    1. he put a bandage over the cut

    Synonyms

    1. gash
    2. slash
    3. slice
  • create by duplicating data (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a disk

    Synonyms

    1. burn
  • cease, stop (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut the noise
    2. We had to cut short the conversation

    Synonyms

    1. cut off
  • cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. geld
  • a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cut of meat
  • make out and issue (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a ticket

    Synonyms

    1. issue
    2. make out
    3. write out
  • a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. gash
  • a remark capable of wounding mentally (noun)

    Examples

    1. the unkindest cut of all

    Synonyms

    1. stinger
  • intentionally fail to attend (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut class

    Synonyms

    1. skip
  • a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc (noun)

    Examples

    1. he played the first cut on the cd

    Synonyms

    1. track
  • the division of a deck of cards before dealing (noun)

    Examples

    1. he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal
    2. the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual

    Synonyms

    1. cutting
  • (of a male animal) having the testicles removed (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a cut horse

    Synonyms

    1. emasculated
    2. gelded
  • cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut the engine

    Synonyms

    1. switch off
    2. turn off
    3. turn out
  • a canal made by erosion or excavation (noun)
  • allow incision or separation (verb)

    Examples

    1. This bread cuts easily
  • an unexcused absence from class (noun)

    Examples

    1. he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class
  • a share of the profits (noun)

    Examples

    1. everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • a step on some scale (noun)

    Examples

    1. he is a cut above the rest
  • discharge from a group (verb)

    Examples

    1. The coach cut two players from the team
  • dissolve by breaking down the fat of (verb)

    Examples

    1. soap cuts grease
  • divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult (verb)

    Examples

    1. Wayne cut
    2. She cut the deck for a long time
  • fashioned or shaped by cutting (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a well-cut suit
    2. cut diamonds
    3. cut velvet
  • fell by sawing; hew (verb)

    Examples

    1. The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia
  • (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next (noun)

    Examples

    1. the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt
  • form by probing, penetrating, or digging (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a hole
    2. cut trenches
    3. The sweat cut little rivulets into her face
  • form or shape by cutting or incising (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut paper dolls
  • function as a cutting instrument (verb)

    Examples

    1. This knife cuts well
  • give the appearance or impression of (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a nice figure
  • grow through the gums (verb)

    Examples

    1. The new tooth is cutting
  • have a reducing effect (verb)

    Examples

    1. This cuts into my earnings
  • have grow through the gums (verb)

    Examples

    1. The baby cut a tooth
  • hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a Ping-Pong ball
  • make an abrupt change of image or sound (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut from one scene to another
  • make an incision or separation (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut along the dotted line
  • make a recording of (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut the songs
    2. She cut all of her major titles again
  • move (one's fist) (verb)

    Examples

    1. his opponent cut upward toward his chin
  • pass directly and often in haste (verb)

    Examples

    1. We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner
  • pass through or across (verb)

    Examples

    1. The boat cut the water
  • penetrate injuriously (verb)

    Examples

    1. The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead
  • perform or carry out (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a caper
  • reap or harvest (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut grain
  • record a performance on (a medium) (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a record
  • separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument (adjective)

    Examples

    1. the cut surface was mottled
    2. cut tobacco
    3. blood from his cut forehead
    4. bandages on her cut wrists
  • separate with or as if with an instrument (verb)
  • shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut my hair
  • stop filming (verb)

    Examples

    1. cut a movie scene
  • the act of reducing the amount or number (noun)

    Examples

    1. the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget
  • the style in which a garment is cut (noun)

    Examples

    1. a dress of traditional cut
  • (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit ()

    Examples

    1. the cut pages of the book

See definition of cut in Merriam Webster

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