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cut out

verb

Definition of cut out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to form by erosion

  3. 2 :  to determine or assign through necessity <you've got your work cut out for you>

  4. 3 :  to take the place of :  supplant

  5. 4 :  to put an end to :  desist from <cut out wasteful spending>

  6. 5 :  deprive, defraud <cut him out of his share>

  7. 6 a :  to remove from a series or circuit :  disconnect <cut out a car from a train> b :  to make inoperative

  8. intransitive verb
  9. 1 :  to depart in haste

  10. 2 :  to cease operating

  11. 3 :  to swerve out of a traffic line



Examples of cut out in a sentence

  1. <the engine abruptly cut out>

  2. <now cut that out, or I'm turning this car around!>



15th Century

First Known Use of cut out

15th century


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cut out

adjective

Definition of cut out

  1. :  naturally fitted or suited <not cut out to be a vet>



1645

First Known Use of cut out

1645



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