cut

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cut is part of the Basic English 850.
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cut is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
cut

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
cut

Third person singular
cuts

Simple past
cut

Past participle
cut

Present participle
cutting

Some cut food
  1. If you make something shorter or divide it in pieces, you cut it.
    Jared cut the meat using his knife and fork.
    In the lumber mill, the logs are then cut into boards.
  2. To hurt with a blade.
    I cut my hand.
  3. To stop something.
    They cut the electricity.
  4. To edit, shorten, or censor (a film).
    The film was cut by ten minutes.
  5. (computers) If you remove something to put it somewhere else, you cut it.
    Ben cut the text from the Word document and pasted it into another.
  6. (film) If the picture changes from one scene to another, the scene cuts to another.

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Noun[change]

Singular
cut

Plural
cuts

  1. A scratch, opening in the skin or a surface.
    She had a cut on her arm.
  2. A reduction; lessening.
    There was a cut in prices.
  3. A small piece removed by cutting is a cut.
    I will take a cut of beef.

Adjective[change]

Positive
cut

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is absent or not complete, it is cut.
    The cut scenes are found on the DVD.
    The movie clip was cut: it was missing the end.