cut away


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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 periodicals archive ?
The cut away parachute is briefly visible in the video, floating alone near the top of the screen, as is an additional parachute carrying the sled that Orion rode out of the plane.
That's what we did with the picture we were showing you, so we would see in the studio what was happening five seconds before you did, so that if anything went horribly wrong, we'd be able to cut away from it without subjecting you to it.
They had to befriend the dog as they worked to cut away the fence.
The areas, which were white on the original drawing, were cut away with a linoleum gouge.
50pm yesterday and requested help from firefighters who cut away the rest of the bicycle, leaving the handlebars in his groin.
Firefighters cut away a section of railing at the scene before the man was taken to Warwick Hospital where the spike was removed and the wound in his arm treated.
Cut away the old caulking, make sure the vent is flush against the siding, and apply new latex caulk.
Fire crews were called and had to cut away her clothing to free her arm.
The second floor is cut away in front to form a double-height lobby, and allow natural light to penetrate the corridors that extend to the rear of the building.
Once the plants have begun to establish themselves after their first summer in the ground, the rest of the container can be cut away.
Fire crews took more than an hour to cut away the roof and the girl was stretchered to safety.
At intervals, the paper was cut away from around the figures, so that they stood out against the wall like paper dolls.
Onuora warned: "The bottom five or six teams are getting cut away.
The beloved tree had survived being struck by lightning, having roots cut away during sidewalk replacement, and being pruned for power line intrusion, but fell to hypoxylon canker, a fatal and contagious fungus.
All seven crew members of a Russian mini-submarine trapped for nearly three days under the Pacific Ocean were rescued Sunday by a British unmanned underwater vehicle which cut away the undersea cables that snarled the submarine, the Russian Navy said.