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cuts

verb
present tense third-person singular of cut

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1 to penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife)
  • I cut my hand on a piece of broken glass

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2 to fail to attend
  • a warning that she had been cutting too many classes without valid excuses

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3 to deliberately ignore or treat rudely
  • the snobbish lady cut anyone who didn't meet her standards of wealth and social standing

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4 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument
  • when you cut the pad, make it a little smaller than the carpet

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5 to shorten the standing leafy plant cover of
  • you need to cut the lawn very soon—before it becomes a jungle

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6 to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances
  • the fruit juice was so cut with water that it was barely a fruit-flavored drink

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7 to depart abruptly from a straight line or course
  • cut towards the goal, eluding a defender

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8 to divide by passing through or across
  • a long mountain range virtually cuts that country in half

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9 to identify and examine the basic elements or parts of (something) especially for discovering interrelationships
  • whichever way you cut it, we won't be seeing any profits from the business for at least three years

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cuts

noun
plural of cut

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1 a piece that has been separated from the whole by cutting
  • choose cuts of meat that have very little visible fat

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2 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
  • one of the new recruits is a cut above the rest in intelligence

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3 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group
  • received my cut of the profits from the garage sale

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4 a style or arrangement of hair
  • she decided she needed a new cut after wearing her hair the same way for years

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5 an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • completely ignoring her was the unkindest cut of all

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“Cuts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cuts. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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