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Another word for cut

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Verb
  1. To penetrate with a sharp edge

      1. To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
      1. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
      2. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
      3. To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave
      1. To sound sharply through:
      2. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
      3. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
      1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
      2. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
      3. To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife
      1. To make a slit or slits in.
      2. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.
      3. To cut or split open, esp. by a straight incision
    See also:

    enter

    help

  2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument

      1. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
      2. To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
      3. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
      1. (Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
      2. To split with a sharp instrument.
      3. To divide by a blow, as with an ax; split
      1. To become separated or disunited.
      2. To divide into parts; break up.
      3. To separate; sever.
      1. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
      2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
      3. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
      1. To separate into parts or shares
      2. To cut or divide into slices:
      3. To divide into portions or shares; parcel out:
      1. To make a slit or slits in.
      2. To cut or split open, esp. by a straight incision
      3. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.
      1. To separate or break up through failure to agree, etc.
      2. To separate, cut, or divide into two or more parts; cause to separate along the grain or length; break into layers
      3. To divide and share:
    See also:

    assemble

  3. To bring down, as with a saw or ax.

    See also:

    rise

  4. To turn aside sharply from a straight course

      1. To do something with a quick, sharp, or jerky motion
      2. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
      3. To cut into pieces, often, specif., small pieces
      1. Completely; altogether.
      2. To turn aside sharply from a course; swerve
      3. To cause to sheer
      1. To take a slanting or oblique course or direction; swerve or twist
      2. To give a bias to; distort:
      3. To look obliquely or sideways.
      1. (Intransitive) To slide off course; to skid.
      2. To turn or swing around as on a pivot or fixed point
      3. To turn something sharply.
      1. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
      2. To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
      3. To wander from any line prescribed, or from a rule or duty; to depart from what is established by law, duty, custom, or the like; to deviate.
      1. To deviate from a purpose, behavior, or previous pattern:
      2. To turn or swing; change the course of
      3. (Intransitive, nautical) to change direction into the wind; to wear ship
      1. To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft, or projectile.
      2. (Intransitive) To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.
      3. (Intransitive, nautical) To steer badly, zigzagging back and forth across the intended course of a boat; to go out of the line of course.
    See also:

    change

  5. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

      1. To reduce abruptly or by a large amount:
      2. To shape or form by chopping:
      3. To cut into pieces, often, specif., small pieces
      1. (Football) To block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal act
      2. To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To plant, grow, or yield a crop.
      2. To remove sections, as along the edges, of (a photographic image) so as to improve the composition of the finished print
      3. To cut or bite off the tops or ends of:
      1. (Intransitive with on) To reduce the amount of (something).
      2. (Intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
      3. (Intransitive with on) To reduce spending.
      1. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
      2. (Idiomatic, dated) To slay, often in great numbers.
      3. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
      1. To hang downward; to be pendent; to lean to one side.
      2. To cut off a part or parts from; trim:
      3. (Usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
      1. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
      2. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
      3. To weaken; undermine:
      1. To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually
      2. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
      3. To cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel
      1. To remove or cut out as superfluous.
      2. To cut away or remove unnecessary parts
      3. To remove dead or living parts from (a plant) so as to increase fruit or flower production or improve the form
      1. To cut with shears or a similar sharp-edged instrument
      2. (Physics) To become deformed by shear force.
      3. To come apart or break under the action of shearing stress
      1. To cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color
      2. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
      3. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
      1. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
      2. To clip, lop, cut, etc.
      3. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
      1. To cut off a part of; shorten by cutting; lop
      2. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
      3. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
    See also:

    increase

  6. To lessen the strength of by or as if by admixture

    See also:

    strong

  7. To slight (someone) deliberately

      1. To reject bluntly, often disdainfully; snub:
      2. To repel or drive back:
      3. To refuse bluntly; snub
      1. To stay away from; not go to:
      2. To escape (a threatening evil, an unwelcome task etc).
      3. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
      1. To check suddenly the outward movement of (a rope, cable, etc.) by turning it around a fixed object, as a post
      2. To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
      3. To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
      1. To reject something contemptuously.
      2. (Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
      3. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
      1. To slight or snub (someone).
  8. To fail to attend on purpose

      1. To be or play truant
      2. To be truant.
      3. To idle away time.
      1. (Informal) To leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
      2. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
      3. To leap or jump lightly over:
Noun
  1. The result of cutting

      1. A deep flesh wound.
      2. A long deep cut.
      1. The scar resulting from such a cut.
      2. The act or result of incising; cut; gash
      3. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
      1. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
      2. Branches and other residue left on a forest floor after the cutting of timber.
      3. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
      1. (Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
      2. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
      3. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object:
      1. A long, straight, narrow cut or opening.
      2. A cut or tear, esp. one that is long and straight
      1. The feat, esp. in gymnastics, of spreading the legs apart until they lie flat on the floor, etc. in a straight line, the body remaining upright
      2. An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
      3. A single thickness of hide split horizontally
    See also:

    enter

    help

  2. A part severed from a whole

      1. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      1. The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
      2. A woman's dowry:
      3. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      1. One of two or more vehicles, such as a bus or train, given the same route and schedule, often used to carry extra passengers.
      2. A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
      3. (Music) A group of instruments or voices in the same class considered as a division of a band, orchestra, or choir:
      1. (Mathematics) The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
      2. Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section
      3. (Geom.) A part of a figure, esp. of a circle or sphere, marked off or made separate by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area bounded by an arc and its chord
      1. A part, portion, or share
      2. A portion or share:
      3. A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
    See also:

    part

  3. The act or process of decreasing

    See also:

    increase

  4. That which is allotted

      1. An allocating or being allocated
      2. A thing or amount allocated
      1. (Mil.) A portion of one's pay regularly deducted, as for one's dependents, insurance premiums, etc.
      2. (Brit.) A small plot of public land rented to an individual for growing vegetables or flowers
      3. A thing allotted; portion; share
      1. A reduction in the price of something in consideration of a large order or of turning in a used article, etc.
      2. A price reduction, especially one granted in exchange for used merchandise:
      3. A small amount of money regularly given to a child, often as payment for household chores.
      1. (Archaic) One's destiny or lot
      2. A giving out of money or food to those in great need; relief
      3. A share of money, food, or clothing that has been charitably given:
      1. (Informal) A large extent, amount, or number:
      2. A number of persons or things regarded as a group
      3. A piece of land having specific boundaries, especially one constituting a part of a city, town, or block.
      1. A limited amount or degree:
      2. A standard for determining extent, dimensions, etc.; unit of measurement, as an inch, yard, or bushel
      3. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
      1. An essential element or constituent; integral portion which can be separated, replaced, etc.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. (--- Math.) An aliquot part
      1. A person's lot or fate.
      2. A woman's dowry:
      3. The part of experience supposedly allotted to a person by fate; one's lot; destiny
      1. This amount of energy regarded as a unit.
      2. (Physics) The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently, especially a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation.
      3. A specified portion.
      1. A proportional share, as of goods, assigned to a group or to each member of a group; an allotment.
      2. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting or designated as an upper limit:
      3. A share or proportion which each of a number is called upon to contribute, or which is assigned to each; proportional share
      1. A fixed portion, especially an amount of food allotted to persons in military service or to civilians in times of scarcity.
      2. A portion designated to a person or group.
      3. A fixed portion; share; allowance
      1. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided:
      2. A just, due, reasonable, or full part or quota
      3. A part or portion that belongs or is allotted to an individual, or the part contributed by an individual
      1. A thing that is formed by splitting, such as a strip of flexible wood used for making baskets.
      2. (Informal) A share, as of loot or booty
      3. A drink or portion half the usual size
      1. (Slang) A division
      2. A foolish person.
      3. A share or portion.
    See also:

    collect

  5. A deliberate slight

    See also:

    accept

  6. An unexcused absence

    See also:

    seek

Idioms:

    cut across

  1. To pass through or over

  2. cut back

  3. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

  4. cut down

  5. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

  6. cut in

  7. To force or come in as an improper or unwanted element

  8. cut in

  9. To interject remarks or questions into another's discourse

  10. cut off

  11. To block the progress of and force to change direction

  12. cut out

  13. To take the place of (another) against the other's will

  14. cut out

  15. To desist from, cease, or discontinue (a habit, for example)

  16. cut up

  17. To behave in a rowdy, improper, or unruly fashion

  18. cut up

  19. To find fault with

Another word for cut

Noun
  1. The using of a sharp instrument

      1. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
      2. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
      3. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
      1. A forceful movement, especially an advance or attack by an armed force.
      2. (Geol.) An almost horizontal fault in which the hanging wall seems to have been pushed upward in relation to the footwall
      3. Continuous pressure of one part against another, as of a rafter against a wall
      1. (Informal) A thrust, poke, nudge, etc.
      2. A poke or thrust:
      3. (Sports) An act or an instance of digging a ball.
      1. A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
      2. (Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
      3. A very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point
      1. Any deep groove or hole that is considered a blemish
      2. A chisel with a curved, hollowed blade, for cutting grooves or holes in wood
      3. The groove or hole made by gouging
      1. The act of one who cleaves, splits, or severs.
      1. The condition of being apart, especially the condition of two people who had lived together or been married living in different places.
      2. The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
      3. The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart:
      1. The act of severing or the state of being severed.
      2. The act or process of severing.
      3. Separation; partition.
      1. The act by which something is felled.
      1. Any of the regions of the earth thought of as under these divisions
      2. The moment marking the end of each fourth of an hour
      3. One of the two phases of the moon at which the moon, as viewed from Earth, appears to be half illuminated by the sun. The quarter phases mark the quarter and three-quarter points of the moon's revolution about the Earth.
      1. The act by which something is slit.
      1. A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
      2. (Pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
      3. A person, often a journalist, hired to do routine work. (newspaper hack) [from the 17th c.]
      1. (Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
      2. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
      3. A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
      1. Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
      2. A slice of lamb, pork, etc. cut, along with a piece of bone, from the rib, loin, or shoulder
      3. A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.
      1. The position occupied by this person.
      2. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
      3. (Mech.) Any of a series of continuous, often reciprocating, movements; specif., a single movement of a piston from one end of its range to the other, constituting a half revolution of the engine
    See also:

    division

  2. The path left by a sharp instrument

      1. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
      2. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
      3. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
      1. A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
      2. (Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
      3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
      1. (Surgery) A cut made into tissue or an organ
      2. The act or result of incising; cut; gash
      3. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
      1. An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
      2. An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
      3. An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
      1. Any single division in this series
      2. (Mineralogy) The tendency of some minerals to break in definite planes, producing smooth surfaces
      3. (Mineralogy) The splitting or tendency to split of a crystallized substance along definite crystalline planes, yielding smooth surfaces.
      1. A deep flesh wound.
      2. A long deep cut.
      1. A crack, crevice, or split.
      2. A split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin.
      3. An opening made by or as by cleaving; crack; crevice
      1. (Naut.) One of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms
      2. A Plimsoll mark.
      3. A point reached or gained:
      1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
      2. A small notch or slit; esp., a small cut, indentation or chip made accidentally on the edge or surface of wood, metal, china, etc.
      3. (Printing) A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
      1. Such a cut used for keeping a record.
      2. A narrow pass with steep sides; defile; gap
      3. A concave or V-shaped cut or indentation in an edge or across a surface
      1. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
      2. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
      3. A gap, breach, or aperture:
      1. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
      2. A journey, especially one by air or water:
      3. A channel, duct, etc.
      1. A broad strait, especially one that connects two seas.
      2. A rolled metal bar whose section is shaped thus ⊔
      3. A tubular passage for liquids; a conduit.
      1. A long, narrow furrow or hollow cut in a surface with a tool, as the track cut in a phonograph record for the stylus to follow
      2. (Slang) A situation or an activity that one enjoys or to which one is especially well suited:
      3. Any channel or rut cut or worn in a surface
      1. Distance between diverging saw teeth
      2. The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision.
      3. The cut or channel made by a saw