cut through

phrasal verb

cut through; cutting through; cuts through
: 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

Dictionary Entries Near cut through

Cite this Entry

“Cut through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20through. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on cut through

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!