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cut (form, probing, penetrating)

Definition:

to form by probing, penetrating, or digging

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

cut

Present participle:

cutting

3rd-person singular present:

cuts

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

blast

Usage examples:

  • The sweat cut little rivulets into her face
  • cut trenches
  • cut a hole

Etymology:

Middle English cutten, kitten, kytten, ketten, ("to cut"; compare Scots kut, kit...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of cut...

Definition references

Oxford Dictionary:

cut | to be | free | down | the | cut something out | cut something down | cut someone down | cut across | ...

make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object | make a deliberate incision in (one's flesh), as a symptom of ... (25 of 2599 words, 119 definitions, 113 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cut

Wiktionary:

cut | cuts [plural] | cutting [present participle] | chop [subtype, sense-specific] | hack [subtype, sense-specific] | slice [subtype, sense-specific] | trim [subtype, sense-specific] | Reduced [synonym, sense-specific] | Circumcised [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[participial adjective] Having been cut. | Reduced. | [gems] Carved into a shape; not raw. | [cricket, shot] Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point. | [bodybuilding] Having muscular definition in which individual groups of... (36 of 649 words, 44 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

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Random House Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle] | cut a caper or figure [sense-specific] | cut across [sense-specific] | cut a figure [sense-specific] | cut and run [sense-specific] | cut back [sense-specific] | cut both ways [sense-specific] | cut down [sense-specific] | ...

to penetrate with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument or object. | to divide with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever; carve. | to detach ... (26 of 1543 words, 89 definitions, 50 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

cut | cut a caper [sense-specific] | cut both ways [sense-specific] | cut a dash [sense-specific] | cut a person dead [sense-specific] | cut a good figure [sense-specific] | cut a poor figure [sense-specific] | cut and run [sense-specific] | cut it [sense-specific] | ...

to open up or incise (a person or thing) with a sharp edge or instrument; gash | (of a sharp instrument) to penetrate or incise (a person or thing) | ... (28 of 1501 words, 88 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cut

American Heritage Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle] | cuts [3rd-person singular present] | cut back | cut down | cut in | cut off | cut out | cut up

To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in. | To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever | To sever the ... (27 of 1119 words, 79 definitions, 49 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

cut [entry 1, verb] | cutting [present participle] | cut a deal | cut both ways | cut corners | cut ice | cut it | cut loose | cut one's teeth | ...

to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument ; to hurt the feelings ... | "trim", "pare" ; to shorten by omissions ; "dilute", "adulterate" ; ... (27 of 975 words, 24 definitions, 36 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cut

cut [entry 2, noun] | cut of one's jib | cutting [synonym, sense-specific] | slice [synonym, sense-specific] | chop [similar, sense-specific] | cutlet [similar, sense-specific] | length [similar, sense-specific] | part [similar, sense-specific] | portion [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a product of cutting: as ; an opening made with an edged instrument ; a ... | the act or an instance of cutting: as ; a gesture or expression that ... (30 of 521 words, 8 definitions, 6 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cut show=1

cut [entry 3, adjective]

marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature (8 of 16 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cut show=2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle] | cuts [3rd-person singular present] | cut off | cut out | cut across | cut and run | cut both ways | cut class/school | ...

[transitive] to use a knife, pair of scissors, or other sharp tool to ... | [intransitive] to be capable of cutting in a particular way ; [transitive] ... (26 of 964 words, 37 definitions, 41 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cut

cut [countable, noun] | cuts [plural] | be a cut above | the cut and thrust of something

an injury on your skin where something sharp has cut it ; a mark or hole in a surface where something sharp has cut it | a reduction in something | ... (29 of 386 words, 15 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

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cut [cinema, interjection]

something that film directors say when they want the actors and people making the film to stop for a short time (21 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cut 87

New World Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle]

to make an opening in as with a sharp-edged instrument; pierce; incise; ... | to remove or divide into parts with a sharp-edged instrument; sever to ... (25 of 727 words, 35 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cut

Wikipedia:

Cut [disambiguation]

may refer to: The act of cutting, the separation of an object into two through acutely directed force | Cut (graph theory) | Branch cut, a concept in complex analysis | Dedekind cut, a partition of rational numbers | Cut-elimination theorem | Cut... (38 of 461 words, 60 definitions)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

cut [entry 1] | cutting [present participle]

to break the surface of something, or to divide or make something smaller, using a sharp tool, especially a knife (20 of 124 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 1

cut [entry 2] | cutting [present participle]

to make something shorter, lower, smaller, etc. (7 of 22 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 2

cut [entry 3] | cutting [present participle] | cut and paste | cut someone out of your will

to remove something from something else | "cut and paste": to move words or pictures from one place to another in a computer document | "cut sb out of ... (27 of 72 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 3

cut [entry 4, United States, informal] | cutting [present participle]

to not go, especially to a place where you should be (11 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 4

cut [entry 5] | cutting [present participle] | cut someone short | Cut it/that out! | Cut it out! | Cut that out!

to stop or interrupt something | "cut sb short": to stop someone from talking before they have finished what they were saying | "Cut it/that out!": ... (24 of 87 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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cut [entry 6] | cutting [present participle] | cut a tooth

(of a baby) to grow a new tooth (8 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 6

cut [entry 7] | cutting [present participle] | cut a corner

to go through or across a place, especially in order to get somewhere quickly | "cut a corner": [British] to fail to keep to your own side of the road ... (29 of 52 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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cut [entry 8] | cutting [present participle]

to choose a playing card by dividing a pile of cards into two parts (14 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 8

cut [entry 9] | cutting [present participle]

to record music or speech on a record (8 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 9

cut [entry 10]

an injury made when the skin is cut with something sharp | a piece of meat cut from a particular part of an animal | [singular] the shape into which ... (28 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 10

cut [entry 11] | cuts

a reduction in the number, amount or rate of something | "cuts": reductions in public spending (15 of 39 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 11

cut [entry 12]

when a part is removed from a book, film, etc., or a part that is removed (16 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 12

cut [entry 13, singular]

[informal] a share of something, usually money (7 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

cutting | slip, propagation by | propagation by slip

in horticulture, part of a plant stem, leaf, or root cut off and used for producing a new plant. It's a convenient and inexpensive method of ... (26 of 165 words)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

cutting [plant propagation]

In botany, a plant section originating from the stem, leaf, or root and capable of developing into a new plant. The cutting is usually placed in warm, ... (27 of 73 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

cut | cuts [plural] | cutting [present participle]

to divide something into pieces using a knife, scissors, or a similar sharp-edged tool | to sever something or separate a part of something using a ... (25 of 1208 words, 50 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602099​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

cut | cuts [plural] | cutting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English cutten, kitten, kytten, ketten, ("to cut"; compare Scots kut, kit ("to cut")), from Old English *cyttan ("to cut"), from Proto-Germanic *kutjaną, *kuttaną ("to cut"), of ... (27 of 100 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cut

Oxford Dictionary:

cut | to be | free | down | the | cut something out | cut something down | cut someone down | cut across | ...

First use: early 18th century

Origin: Middle English (probably existing, although not recorded, in Old English); ... | sense-specific: shortened form of the idiom cut the mustard | ... (23 of 99 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cut

Online Etymology:

cut

First use: late 13th century

Origin: possibly Scandinavian, from North Germanic *kut- (compare Swedish dialectal kuta "to cut", kuta "knife", Old Norse kuti ... (20 of 79 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=cut

New World Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English cutten, kytten from Late Old English ... | perhaps Welsh cwt, lot (13 of 45 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

cut

First use: 13th century

Origin: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian kutte to cut, Icelandic kuti small knife

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cut

American Heritage Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle] | cuts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English cutten.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cut

Merriam-Webster:

cut [entry 1, verb] | cutting [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English cutten

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cut

Encarta Dictionary:

cut | cuts [plural] | cutting [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: assumed Old English cytan

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602099​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

cut | cuts [plural] | cutting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cut"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cut

Collins Dictionary:

cut

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cut"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cut

Macmillan American Dictionary:

cut [verb] | cutting [present participle] | cuts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cut"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/cut

cut [countable, noun] | cuts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cut"

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cut [cinema, interjection]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "cut"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

cut | cutting [present participle] | cuts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cut"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cut

cut [countable, noun] | cuts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cut"

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cut [cinema, interjection]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "cut"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

cut [entry 1] | cutting [present participle]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "cut"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "cut"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cut 1

the Free Dictionary:

cut

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "cut"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "cut"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "cut" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

cut | cuts [plural] | cuting [present participle] | cutting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "cut"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

cut

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "cut" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

Cut

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