cut

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noun
1 hole/opening made by cutting
ADJECTIVE
clean, neat
little, small
long
straight
VERB + CUT
make
give

a high-quality blade that gives a clean cut

PREPOSITION
cut in

Using sharp scissors, make a small cut in the material.

2 wound
ADJECTIVE
bad, deep, nasty
little, small, tiny

He has a small cut on his finger.

minor, slight, superficial
clean
fresh, new
open
paper
VERB + CUT
have
get, suffer

She got a bad cut over her right eye.

clean

Clean the cut and cover it to prevent infection.

bandage, cover, dress
heal
CUT + VERB
heal

A clean cut heals quickly.

PREPOSITION
cut on

a cut on her hand

cut to

One man was attacked and suffered cuts to his face.

PHRASES
cuts and bruises, cuts and scrapes
3 act of cutting sb's hair; hairstyle
ADJECTIVE
hair (usually haircut)
short
buzz (AmE), crew
VERB + CUT
have

I've made an appointment to have a haircut.

need
give sb
PHRASES
cut and blow-dry
4 reduction
ADJECTIVE
big, deep, large, major, severe, sharp, significant, substantial
draconian, dramatic, drastic, huge, massive, savage (BrE)
across-the-board, swingeing (BrE)
small
federal, government
income (esp. AmE), pay, salary, wage (esp. BrE)
expenditure, financial (BrE), spending
benefit, budget, defence/defense, education, funding, job, service, staff
cost, interest-rate, price, rate (esp. AmE), tax
proposed
… OF CUTS
round

The company has announced a new round of job cuts.

VERB + CUT
impose, make

They are planning to make substantial cuts in the service.

announce, propose

proposed tax cuts

face
accept, suffer, take

The staff have all had to take a cut in salary.

oppose, support
CUT + VERB
come into effect

The cuts will come into effect next May.

PREPOSITION
cut in

cuts in public spending

5 piece of meat
ADJECTIVE
choice, expensive, good, lean, prime
cheap
cold cuts (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
cut of

The recipe calls for a good lean cut of beef.

6 share in the profits
VERB + CUT
get, have, take

By the time the organizers have had their cut, there won't be much left.

want

If there's money to be made from selling photos of her, she wants her cut.

PREPOSITION
cut of

He takes a cut of the profits.

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verb
1 with a knife, scissors, etc.
ADVERB
thick

Make sure you cut the bread nice and thick.

thinly
cleanly, neatly

Cut the stem cleanly, just beneath a leaf joint.

easily

Sandstone cuts easily.

lengthways (esp. BrE), lengthwise

Cut the carrots in half lengthwise.

away, back, down, off, out

Some trees had been cut down.

PREPOSITION
away

They cut away all the dead branches from the tree.

back
from
into

She picked up the knife and cut into the meat.

He cut the bread into thin slices.

off
out
through

I can't cut through this wood.

PHRASES
cut and paste (computing)

You can cut and paste between different programs.

cut sb/sth free, cut sb/sth loose

Two survivors were cut free after being trapped for twenty minutes.

cut sb's hair short

I told the stylist I wanted my hair cut short.

cut sth into pieces

Cut the cake into six pieces.

cut sth in half, cut sth in two

She cut the loaf in two and gave me one of the halves.

cut sth open

She fell and cut her head open.

freshly cut

freshly cut flowers

2 reduce sth
ADVERB
considerably, dramatically, drastically, sharply, significantly
short

His career was cut short by injury.

VERB + CUT
try to
manage to

We have managed to cut our costs drastically.

be forced to, have to
PREPOSITION
by

The department has to cut its spending by 30%.

from, to

The price has been cut from €250 to €175.

PHRASAL VERBS
cut back
ADVERB
drastically, severely, significantly

Social work services have been cut back drastically.

VERB + CUT BACK
be forced to, have to
PREPOSITION
on

Local authorities have been forced to cut back on expenditure.

to

We should cut back to previous levels of spending.

cut down
ADVERB
considerably, drastically
gradually
VERB + CUT DOWN
try to
manage to
advise sb to
PREPOSITION
on

I'm trying to cut down on fatty foods.

cut sb/sth off
1 interrupt sb/sth
ADVERB
abruptly, suddenly

His thoughts were abruptly cut off by a blinding flash of pain.

2 prevent sb/sth from leaving/reaching a place
ADVERB
completely, totally
effectively, largely, virtually
PREPOSITION
from

They were completely cut off from the outside world.

Cut is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑knife, ↑scissors
Cut is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aid, ↑allocation, ↑barley, ↑beard, ↑beef, ↑benefit, ↑bill, ↑branch, ↑bread, ↑budget, ↑bureaucracy, ↑cake, ↑calorie, ↑card, ↑cardboard, ↑cheese, ↑class, ↑cord, ↑corn, ↑cost, ↑crime, ↑deal, ↑deficit, ↑diamond, ↑dividend, ↑duty, ↑emission, ↑end, ↑engine, ↑excise, ↑expenditure, ↑expense, ↑fabric, ↑fare, ↑fat, ↑figure, ↑film, ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑flesh, ↑flex, ↑flow, ↑food, ↑fringe, ↑funding, ↑gash, ↑grant, ↑grass, ↑groove, ↑hair, ↑hay, ↑hole, ↑import, ↑intake, ↑investment, ↑job, ↑lawn, ↑length, ↑link, ↑loaf, ↑loss, ↑margin, ↑meat, ↑nail, ↑number, ↑opening, ↑pack, ↑pastry, ↑pay, ↑pension, ↑pepper, ↑per cent, ↑pollution, ↑premium, ↑price, ↑production, ↑rate, ↑ration, ↑record, ↑red tape, ↑ribbon, ↑risk, ↑rope, ↑salary, ↑service, ↑slice, ↑spending, ↑stake, ↑stem, ↑stone, ↑subsidy, ↑support, ↑takings, ↑tariff, ↑tax, ↑taxation, ↑text, ↑thread, ↑throat, ↑tie, ↑timber, ↑toenail, ↑tooth, ↑track, ↑traffic, ↑truancy, ↑turf, ↑umbilical cord, ↑unemployment, ↑vegetables, ↑vein, ↑wage, ↑waste, ↑way, ↑wheat, ↑wire, ↑wood, ↑workforce

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