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
References in classic literature ?
In cutting away the masts, it had been utterly impossible to observe the necessary precaution of commencing with the lee rigging, that being, from the position of the ship, completely under water.
Hundreds of natives left in their track were sawing down palm-trees, cutting away the bush, digging and making ready everywhere for that straight, wide thoroughfare which was to lead from Bekwando village to the sea-coast.
Shepard Smith, who was anchoring the daytime show, apologised to viewers for not cutting away in time.
Aries lady, Glasgow Everything for you this year seems to be about cutting away the dead wood, streamlining and preparing for a fresh start, and yet this can feel rather raw and painful.
THE BBC's Thames pageant coverage was yesterday slated by viewers for frequently cutting away from the flotilla to focus on "meaningless" interviews.
Inspector Damian O'Reilly - named Britain's top community police officer 15 months ago - warned Home Secretary Theresa May's move to slash police numbers was "cutting away our muscle".
We would spend a short spell chipping and cutting away at the bark with our pocketknives - just for a few minutes.We had neglected our carving.
Crews from Ashington fire station arrived at the scene and helped to release him by cutting away the roof.
"All persons were accounted for and dampening down and cutting away is in progress.
You can't destroy GA by cooking, but since they lie just under the skin, cutting away any green is enough to make potatoes safe to eat.
Start by cutting away the caulking around the vent on the siding with a utility knife, remove any screws and unclamp the duct leading to the dryer.
Central American apparel factories are moving at top speed to come up with ways to compete with China, now that the manufacturing giant and other Asian nations are cutting away at their share of the U.S.
Witnesses saw one of the youths cutting away steel sheets from the posts around the border of the park.
"Taking away the localization is cutting away at the core values of farm radio and marketers begin to mentally reprice the value of the medium when a station loses its local appeal," Rhea says.
Prune summer and autumn flowering shrubs this month, cutting away weak and dead shoots, and cutting back other shoots to just above strong buds about to burst.