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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
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London Fire Brigade crew manager, Tim Lucas, said: "Crews stabilised the van and then cut away the door to allow paramedics to gain access.
www.theliver A spokeswoman from MF&RS said firefighters first used a hacksaw to cut away the seat.
The Discovery Channel used a 10-second delay for the broadcast, allowing producers to cut away if anything went wrong.
Always cut away from yourself, in case the knife slips.
They cut away my roof felt and did not overlap the new felt put on next door, leading to water damage in my bedroom.
However, the contractors allegedly refused to cut away the three remaining walls on the grounds that other adjoining houses would be affected.
The third of its three main parachutes was cut away early in the test to simulate a failure.
Using a craft knife, have someone help you cut away all of the red plastic insulation from the 16" piece.
American tennis fans and professionals glued to their TVs were left stunned when coverage cut away from the last set of the Miami Open Final.
Though Smith shouted, "Get off, get off, get off, get off it" to his show's technicians, the network control room failed to cut away in time, showing viewers the man falling face down on the grass.
But, despite the efforts of the fire crews to cut away the fence to release it, vets had to make the decision to put the animal to sleep because its injuries couldn't be repaired.
Unlike other systems that utilize moving blades to cut away remaining material or rely on workers to cut away excess materials with utility knives, the Safe-Slab Core Recycler simply unwinds remaining materials onto a coreless shaft, separating a perfectly good core from the roll without risk to the workers or damage to the core.
the dying & the dead tissues cut away, when told
But the watchdog said that what Rooney said was "not clearly audible, and the camera cut away from the scene as soon as it became clear that (his) behaviour was inappropriate".