cut away

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cut away

1. To cut two things apart. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "away." I think that cutting away this part of the bush will bring more light into the house.
2. In film, TV, or video editing, to interrupt a sequence by showing something else, typically something related to the main sequence. My favorite part in this scene is when it cuts away to the shadow on the wall—it's so eerie!
See also: away, cut

cut something away (from something)

to separate something from something by cutting. The doctor cut the wart away from the patient's foot. She cut away the loose thread.
See also: away, cut
References in classic literature ?
In cutting away the masts, it had been utterly impossible to observe the necessary precaution of commencing with the lee rigging, that being, from the position of the ship, completely under water.
Hundreds of natives left in their track were sawing down palm-trees, cutting away the bush, digging and making ready everywhere for that straight, wide thoroughfare which was to lead from Bekwando village to the sea-coast.
Shepard Smith, who was anchoring the daytime show, apologised to viewers for not cutting away in time.
He told the MP: "These cuts are cutting away at the muscle of the organisation, not just the fat.
We would spend a short spell chipping and cutting away at the bark with our pocketknives - just for a few minutes.
You can't destroy GA by cooking, but since they lie just under the skin, cutting away any green is enough to make potatoes safe to eat.
Start by cutting away the caulking around the vent on the siding with a utility knife, remove any screws and unclamp the duct leading to the dryer.
In a 15-gallon container, after your prized specimen has reached the maximum size that you want it to grow, keep it there by removing it from its container every year or two and cutting away one-third of the root ball, from the sides and bottom, just before spring growth resumes.
Central American apparel factories are moving at top speed to come up with ways to compete with China, now that the manufacturing giant and other Asian nations are cutting away at their share of the U.
Some cutting away of the tree was required to safely take her away.
Taking away the localization is cutting away at the core values of farm radio and marketers begin to mentally reprice the value of the medium when a station loses its local appeal," Rhea says.
It's tempting to read his cutting away the print and its support as a return of the repressed real, an insistence on a physicality his medium may not really have.
Ambulance spokesman Steve Jones said: "The operation involved cutting away the entire cockpit section of the plane with the men still in it.
At this stage, students need to refer closely to their original design to make sure they are cutting away the right areas.
For the bridge that runs between the two streets was made by cutting away vaults and part of the mezzanine above on either side, so that there are not only views down into the restaurant from above, but up through the height of the cut to relieve subterranean oppression.