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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

cuts

slang Well-defined muscles, especially the abdominals. Did you see that lifeguard with his shirt off? His cuts are ridiculous!
See also: cut

cutting

1. Mean-spirited. Oh, I stopped listening to Drew a long time ago. All he does is make cutting remarks about our family.
2. Sharp or piercing. I buttoned the collar of my coat against the cutting wind.

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

verb
See cut up

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.

cuts

n. sharply defined musculature, especially in the abdominal area. Look at the cuts on that guy! What great abs!
See also: cut

cut

/give (someone) some slack
Slang To make an allowance for (someone), as in allowing more time to finish something.
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References in classic literature ?
And this long row seemed particularly hard work to Levin; but when the end was reached and Tit, shouldering his scythe, began with deliberate stride returning on the tracks left by his heels in the cut grass, and Levin walked back in the same way over the space he had cut, in spite of the sweat that ran in streams over his face and fell in drops down his nose, and drenched his back as though he had been soaked in water, he felt very happy.
He heard nothing but the swish of scythes, and saw before him Tit's upright figure mowing away, the crescent-shaped curve of the cut grass, the grass and flower heads slowly and rhythmically falling before the blade of his scythe, and ahead of him the end of the row, where would come the rest.
In fact, so little ingenuity do they at times display in this particular, that at one of our camps on Snake River, a beaver was found with his head wedged into the cut which he had made, the tree having fallen upon him and held him prisoner until he died."
“The knife was sharp, for the cut was smooth; the handle was long, for a man’s arm would not reach from this gash to the cut that did not go through the skin; he was a coward, or he would have cut the thongs around the necks of the hounds.”
And Billy resolutely kept undivulged the cut in wages.
At first sight there is a noticeable difference, primarily in the incidence of the chamfers and the quality of the cut surface.
It joins and separates, and in other contexts signals difference as displacement, alternative as repetition; the bar marks a deconstructive project in which the whole is conditioned by the cut, and the cut constitutive of the whole.
Some people prefer cutting part way, stopping the cutting motion but not lifting the cutter, moving the left (right) hand up, then finishing the cut.
End-of-stroke sensors indicate when the cut has come to each end, which allows the unit to cut in either direction.
Just keep the nails away from the cut. It's much safer than holding the board with one hand while you cut with the other.
In the cutting of steel sheets thicker than 2 mm, primary striations occur only in the upper part of the cut, while in the lower part usually more random pattern of secondary striations is formed.
The CUT companies provide the patented Tecnospamec diamond wire cutting systems for clients performing decommissioning, abandonment and other projects in the North Sea and around the globe.
For 462 trees, we measured the slope at the base of the tree, the orientation of the cut relative to this slope, the distance of the tree from the water, the radius of the tree, and the symmetry of the cut.
After a few months, she tried to prepare for the cut by getting a job at a pizza parlor that didn't check her references.
By that time, the Forest Service had a long and well-documented history of running roughshod over the nation's forests - and the environmental laws protecting them - in its efforts to "get out the cut" for the timber industry.