cut away

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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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And what he cuts away to is consistently quite amusing.
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As he cuts away Bourne's wetsuit, two bloody bullet wounds in his back are revealed - but since there do not appear to be any bullet holes in the actual wetsuit just how did the shots get through to his flesh?
Luckily he cuts away to other perspectives; for instance, a crucifixion scene with three ropes in lieu of crosses on which the choreographer and two other robed/hooded dancers go through some thoroughly dramatic maneuverings.
I was practically giving hair cuts away," the 30-something Freeman says.
Top priorities: Address decreasing funds and declining enrollment while continuing a high-quality education for students; keep budget cuts away from classroom and instructional programs.
In fact, whenever the story arrives at some savagery (and this occurs rather often, given the circumstances), de Heer cuts away from the action, substituting paintings depicting the events.
We watch Alex spew forth and then the film cuts away to the story he's writing, a vapid period romance that the folks at Harlequin would reject after reading the first paragraph.