Meaning of cut into in English:

cut into

phrasal verb

  • 1cut into somethingReduce the amount or quantity of something that is available.

    • ‘the paper shortage cuts into profits’
  • 2cut into somethingInterrupt the course of something.

    ‘Victoria's words cut into her thoughts’
    • ‘They cut into course tutor time and need costly equipment and materials to make them of value to the young people.’
    • ‘It must be the margaritas, but I think it also has something to do with cutting into Krum's writing time.’
    • ‘I'll probably take it again someday, but not when it is cutting into my walking and socializing time.’
    • ‘We can understand war, economic depression, and political repression cutting into reproduction.’
    • ‘The Congress has responded by cutting into the recess, which is what we should have done.’
    • ‘Now focus on the feeling not the memory, Phil says quietly, his voice cutting into my reverie.’
    • ‘Do I agree that cutting into that vital sleep and having a few beers is ideal?’
    • ‘All this sharing of feelings cuts into my drinking time. We haven't made any arrangements for another date as I was letting him be the man and bring it up but meeting sooner rather than later is much better in my book.’
    • ‘By his own admission, that work rate cuts into other things (like answering emails, assembling the exerciser and enjoying important face time).’
    • ‘Any sort of work experience is very valuable for a good resume, but not when it cuts into your schoolwork so much that it stops you from getting any exam passes.’