re·​cut | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkət, 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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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 Paramount attempted to sell off the series, then heavily recut it, merging its 10 hourlong episodes into five two-hour segments, and removing large segments of the finale. Graeme Mcmillan, The Verge, "The TV reboot of Heathers was doomed from the start," 31 Oct. 2018 According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cast of Arrested Development Season Four are reportedly lobbying for additional compensation, considering the episodes were recut to a format far more appealing for TV syndication. Tom Philip, GQ, "Now Even the Cast of Arrested Development Season 4 Is Mad About Season 4," 8 May 2018 The board vote is likely before a shareholder vote on the Fujifilm deal, giving the investors a window to potentially recut the deal or propose an alternative if their directors win. David Benoit, WSJ, "Xerox Board Ordered CEO to Stop Negotiating With Fuji; Instead, He Raced to a Deal, Lawsuit Alleges," 16 Apr. 2018 The critical jeers for this second version ultimately grew so loud that it was recut to let this great pop song finally breathe. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Before Taylor Swift's 'Delicate,' These 10 Songs Had More Than One Music Video," 30 Mar. 2018 The coming decades—the 21st-century’s ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s—have the potential to be one long, unbroken, recut spoof in which everything in Avatar farts while Keyboard Cat plays eerily in the background. Mallory Pickett, WIRED, "OK, We Need to Talk About Ready Player One," 30 Mar. 2018 Place the cut branches in a container of warm water and recut 1 inch from the base of the stem when the stems are underwater. Tim Johnson,, "When forcing cut branches to flower, here's how long it takes to see blooms," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of recut

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to gather or build up little by little

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