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cut in

verb

Definition of cut in

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another

  3. 2 :  to join in something suddenly <cut in on the conversation>

  4. 3 :  to interrupt a dancing couple and take one as one's partner

  5. 4 :  to become automatically connected or started in operation <waiting for the auxiliary motor to cut in>

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 :  to mix with cutting motions <after sifting the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the lard in>

  8. 2 :  to introduce into a number, group, or sequence

  9. 3 :  to connect into an electrical circuit to a mechanical apparatus so as to permit operation

  10. 4 :  to include especially among those benefiting or favored <cut them in on the profits>



Examples of cut in

  1. <a stranger cut in with unsolicited advice on how we could fix our relationship>



1612

First Known Use of cut in

1612



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