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cut away

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.
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 ?
During the second day's journey we found the road so shut up, that it was necessary that a man should go ahead with a sword to cut away the creepers.
It was said that he had carefully cut away the props so that they would not support anything so heavy as a policeman.
The reproofs suited her best of all: while I scolded she would chip away with her pen-knife at a pencil or a pen; fidgetting a little, pouting a little, defending herself by monosyllables, and when I deprived her of the pen or pencil, fearing it would be all cut away, and when I interdicted even the monosyllabic defence, for the purpose of working up the subdued excitement a little higher, she would at last raise her eyes and give me a certain glance, sweetened with gaiety, and pointed with defiance, which, to speak truth, thrilled me as nothing had ever done, and made me, in a fashion (though happily she did not know it), her subject, if not her slave.
Lecount lifted the outer of the two flounces which ran round the bottom of the dress one over the other, softly cut away a little irregular fragment of stuff from the inner flounce, and neatly smoothed the outer one over it again, so as to hide the gap.
As she cut away my bonds, she told me that from the entrance to our cave she had seen the Band-lu coming out of the forest with me, and she had followed until they took me into the cave, which she had seen was upon the opposite side of the cliff in which ours was located; and then, knowing that she could do nothing for me until after the Band-lu slept, she had hastened to return to our cave.
Cut away a million, and reduce it all to the question of comfort
Top and tail the pineapple, then cut away the skin around the outside.
The third of its three main parachutes was cut away early in the test to simulate a failure.
And don't ever be tempted to cut away the sides of the nail.
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.
Longmuir was halfway through answering a question at the press conference when Sky cut away to a London court to announce that Chelsea captain John Terry's had been acquitted of racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
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.
He proceeded to cut away at the bark with furious intent.
Unidentified men cut away the ATM machine of Punjab National Bank situated on National Highway- 24 at Pilkhuwa using gas cutters, the police said.