cutin

noun cu·tin \ ˈkyü-tᵊn \

Definition of cutin

:an insoluble mixture containing waxes, fatty acids, soaps, and resinous material that forms a continuous layer on the outer epidermal wall of a plant

Origin and Etymology of cutin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin cutis


cut-in

noun \ ˈkət-ˌin \

Definition of cut-in

:something cut in

cut-in

adjective

First Known Use of cut-in

1883


cut in

verb

Definition of cut in

intransitive verb
1 :to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another
2 :to join in something suddenly
  • cut in on the conversation
3 :to interrupt a dancing couple and take one as one's partner
4 :to become automatically connected or started in operation
  • waiting for the auxiliary motor to cut in
transitive verb
1 :to mix with cutting motions
  • after sifting the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the lard in
2 :to introduce into a number, group, or sequence
3 :to connect into an electrical circuit to a mechanical apparatus so as to permit operation
4 :to include especially among those benefiting or favored
  • cut them in on the profits

Examples of cut in in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of cut in

1612

cut in Synonyms

Synonyms
break in, chime in, chip in [chiefly British], interrupt, interpose, intrude
Related Words
barge (in), bother, horn in; add, contribute, put in

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