re·​cut | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkət How to pronounce recut (audio) , ˈrē-ˌkət\
recut; recutting; recuts

Definition of recut

transitive verb

1 : to cut again
2 : to edit anew recut a film

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And just last year, the television adaptation of Heathers was pushed back, recut, and nearly cancelled in light of the Parkland shooting. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Universal pulls The Hunt after most recent deadly mass shootings [Updated]," 10 Aug. 2019 In its latest use-what-already-exists effort, the brand partnered with Dockers, the 33-year-old khaki kingpin, to recut and reinterpret overstocked chinos—normally delegated to the dump or a discount dealer like TJ Maxx. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Does ‘Sustainable Fashion’ Really Mean Anything?," 17 June 2019 The report said a second team of editors was hired to recut her work and that reshoots were ordered to match the show’s Season 1 aesthetic. Yvonne Villarrealstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "‘Big Little Lies’: HBO never promised Andrea Arnold ‘free rein,’ network chief says," 24 July 2019 Mowers can mulch clippings (repeatedly cut and recut them), discharge them to the side or rear, or bag them. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 Basic mulching blade: Nothing fancy here, a basic mulching blade with enough lift to keep grass particles suspended and recut. Fits a wide range of mowers. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "Do I Need To Change My Lawnmower Blades?," 22 Jan. 2019 Often, a film that was initially recut to receive a theater-friendly R rating will come out with an unrated version as well, sometimes called a director’s cut, aimed at home video audiences. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Critics called Lars von Trier’s new movie “repulsive.” It’s being released twice.," 6 Dec. 2018 So sometimes, filmmakers who receive an NC-17 rating will recut the film to receive an R rating instead, thus making the film palatable to movie theaters and a broader audience. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Critics called Lars von Trier’s new movie “repulsive.” It’s being released twice.," 6 Dec. 2018 The Christmas comedy Elf takes an unexpected turn in this spoof trailer, which recuts the feel-good holiday classic as a chilling thriller. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Someone Recut The 'Elf' Trailer as a Creepy Thriller—And It's Hilarious," 27 Dec. 2016

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1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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