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cut

1. verb To stop doing something. You better cut these antics before your father gets home. Cut the eye-rolling, will you?
2. verb To make a recording of something, usually musical. Our band is going out to LA to cut a demo.
3. noun A portion of the profits from something, such as a business venture. I better get a cut of this deal—I came up with the original concept!
4. noun A single song on an album or other compilation. Here's a cut from their latest record.
5. adjective, slang Circumcised. Guys who aren't cut can be self-conscious.
6. adjective, slang Having well-defined muscles, especially the abdominals. Did you see that lifeguard with his shirt off? He's really cut!
7. adjective, slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really cut!

cut up

1. verb To chop something into smaller pieces. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "up." You need to cut up these onions so we can brown them.
2. verb To judge or criticize someone or something harshly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "up." I thought I had done a good job on the project, but my boss just cut it up, pointing out every little thing I had overlooked.
3. verb To cause someone to laugh. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "up." His remark cut up the rest of the group, but I just didn't think it was funny.
4. verb To joke or play around. Boys! Stop cutting up and focus on these math problems!
5. verb To behave in an angry and perhaps violent manner. In this usage, "up" is typically followed by "rough." Don't leave those guys alone together—they've been known to cut up rough when they disagree with each other.
6. noun One prone to joking or playing around. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated. My son is constantly getting in trouble at school because he's such a cut-up.
7. adjective Anguished. After the funeral, I was cut up for the rest of the day.
8. adjective, slang Having well-defined abdominal muscles. Did you see that lifeguard with his shirt off? He's totally cut up!
See also: cut, up

cut

(oneself) loose (from someone or something) to get out from under the domination of someone or something. At last, she cut herself loose from her mother. She had to cut loose from home. Everyone wished that Todd would cut himself loose from his mother.

cut someone or something up

Fig. to criticize someone or something severely. Jane is such a gossip. She was really cutting Mrs. Jones up. The professor really cut up my essay.
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cut someone up

Fig. to make someone laugh. That comedian's routine really cut me up. Tommy's rude noises cut the whole class up, but not the teacher.
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cut up (about someone or something)

Sl. emotionally upset about someone or something. She was all cut up about her divorce. You could see how cut up she was.
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cut up

1. Divide into smaller parts, break the continuity of, as in These meetings have cut up my whole day. [c. 1800]
2. Severely censure or criticize, as in The reviewer cut up the book mercilessly. [Mid-1700s]
3. be cut up. Be distressed or saddened, as in I was terribly cut up when she left. [Mid-1800s] Charles Dickens used this idiom in A Christmas Carol (1844): "Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event."
4. Behave in a playful, comic, or boisterous way, as in On the last night of camp the children usually cut up. [Late 1800s]
5. cut up rough. Act in a rowdy, angry, or violent way, as in After a beer or two the boys began to cut up rough. [Slang; first half of 1800s]
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cut up

v.
1. To slice or chop something into smaller pieces: The electrician cut up the wires. We cut the newspapers up.
2. To wound someone by cutting or gashing, especially in multiple places: The mobster grabbed a knife and cut up the witness.
3. To behave in a playful, comic, or boisterous way; clown: That clown cut us all up. The new teacher cut up the class.
4. Slang To criticize someone or something severely: The teacher cut up the lazy student. The judge cut me up for arriving late.
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cut

verb
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cut

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He got cut on beer, which is unusual for him.
2. tv. to dilute something. She always cuts her eggnog with cola. Yuck!
3. n. a share of the loot or the profits. (Originally underworld.) You’ll get your cut when everybody else does.
4. n. a single song or section of music on a record. This next cut is one everybody likes.
5. tv. to eliminate something; to stop (doing something). Okay, chum, cut the clowning.
6. mod. muscular; with well-defined muscles, especially in reference to the abdominal muscles. He works out and he’s really cut!
7. mod. circumcised. (Not usually prenominal.) I’m not cut and neither is my brother.

cut (up)

mod. having well-defined abdominal muscles. Andy works hard to try to get a gut that’s cut.
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cut up

verb
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cut

/give (someone) some slack
Slang To make an allowance for (someone), as in allowing more time to finish something.
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In a cast of cut-ups, Goodman is what he calls "a mopey straight man": Dr Eli Gemstone, the patriarch of a televangelist kingdom who is mourning his dearly departed wife (Jennifer Nettles) while suffering the fools of his loins (Adam Devine, Edi Patterson and McBride).
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BAC's upstairs space is exhibiting seven artists, a mixture of 20th-century poets -- William Burroughs' "The Cut-ups," 1966, Marcel Broodthaers' "La pluie (Projet pour un texte)," 1969, Vito Acconci's "Running Tape," 1969 -- and much younger artists.
They're cut-ups and dreamers; they have trouble with punctuality.
Bee Laufer's collages act as visual cut-ups closely related to the cut-up techniques of the Dadaists and William Burroughs.
In addition to well-known texts such as Naked Lunch, the study looks at BurroughsAE less-studied texts, such as The Yage Letters, Minutes to Go, Nova Express, the Red Night trilogy, The Cat Inside, Ghost of Chance, and his textual cut-ups. The author argues that the Green anarchist ideas of Henry David Thoreau are important to understanding the relationship between ecocriticism, the Beat Generation, and Burroughs.
After rejecting psychoanalysis, he turned to self-analysis and self-help techniques--most notably cut-ups and Scientology.
So we thought, 'Let's try to get these sounds people haven't heard before and to try to be important and of the time.'" Containing processed beats, cut-ups of noise and hip hop grooves, the tracks that feature on the album were chosen from 50 songs stockpiled by Justin.
"So it puts a lot of strain on the coaching staff as well, being relatively late compared to other teams on free agency, the draft, self-evaluation, going through our (film) cut-ups and so forth,'' Belichick said prior to the Super Bowl.
From the start, agencies swarmed to sign talent that had demonstrated an ability to attract crowds online, hoping that auds would follow them to more traditional media--and they have, filling venues for cut-ups such as Anjelah Johnson, Bo Burnham and, more recently, Colleen Ballinger, a trained opera singer whose "Miranda Sings" character hilariously butchers well-known pop songs.
Cut-ups are available for an extra charge, and giblets can also be harvested and packaged as well.
"In many ways, Can't and Won't is like a set of William Burroughs cut-ups, random moments juxtaposed, one against the other, until reality takes on the logic of a collage.
The argument of this major retrospective at Pallant House is that the technique of collage unifies Paolozzi's work across all his chosen media--from the scissorwork of his childhood scrapbooks to his mature screenprints, from sculptures cast in bronze or welded together from ready-made machine parts, to textual cut-ups, ceramics, textiles, and large-scale works of public commission.
Eats Everything (6.20pm-7.30pm) Next we have Bristol's rising star making his debut with his unique style of cut-ups and bootlegs.