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cut through

Definition of cut through

  1. :  to get quickly and directly through or past (something that blocks one or slows one down) <We were able to start the project once she told us how to cut through the red tape.> <It took some time to cut through the lies and get to the truth.> —often + to <cutting through to the heart/essence of the problem>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature


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