Synonyms of cut in English:

cut


See definition of cut

verb

1‘the knife slipped and cut his finger’

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gash, slash, lacerate, slit, pierce, penetrate, wound, injure
scratch, graze, nick, snick, notch, incise, score
lance

2‘cut the red pepper into small pieces’

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chop, cut up, slice, dice, cube, mince
carve
divide
North American hash

3‘they cut the rope before he choked’

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sever, cleave, cut in two
literary rend
archaic sunder
rare dissever

4‘she's had her hair cut’

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trim, snip, clip, crop, bob, barber, shear, shave
pare
prune, pollard, poll, lop, dock
mow

5‘I went out into the garden to cut some flowers’

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pick, pluck, gather
harvest, reap
literary garner, cull

6‘she gazed at the lettering cut into the stonework’

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carve, engrave, incise, etch, score
chisel, whittle

7‘the government is likely to cut public expenditure’

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reduce, cut back on, cut down on, decrease, lessen, retrench, diminish, trim, prune, slim down, ease up on
rationalize, downsize, slenderize, economize on
mark down, discount, lower
informal slash, axe
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increase

8‘the text has been substantially cut’

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shorten, abridge, condense, abbreviate, truncate, pare down
edit
precis, summarize, synopsize
bowdlerize, expurgate
rare epitomize
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lengthen, expand

9‘you need to cut at least ten lines per page’

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delete, remove, take out, edit out, excise, blue-pencil
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add

10‘oil supplies to the area had been cut’

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discontinue, break off, suspend, interrupt
stop, end, put an end to
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restore

11‘he brought the car to a halt and cut the engine’

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turn off, switch off, shut off, deactivate
informal kill
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turn on

12‘the point where the line cuts the vertical axis’

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cross, intersect, bisect
meet, join
technical decussate
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diverge

13‘even Mrs Blenkinsop, the banker's wife, cut her at church’

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snub, ignore, shun, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, turn one's back on, cut dead, look right through, pretend not to see
rebuff, spurn, ostracize
British send to Coventry
informal give someone the brush-off, freeze out, stiff-arm
North American informal give someone the bum's rush, give someone the brush
Australian informal snout
informal, dated give someone the go-by

14‘he realized the remark had cut her’

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hurt someone's feelings, hurt, wound, upset, distress, make unhappy, grieve, pain, sting, cut to the quick

15‘the demos which he cut for the recording company’

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record, make a recording of, put on disc, put on tape, make a tape of, tape-record
informal lay down

noun

1‘blood ran from a cut on his jaw’

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gash, slash, laceration, incision, slit, wound, injury
scratch, graze, nick, snick

2‘a cut of beef’

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piece, section, bit
British joint

3‘there wasn't much left after his agents took their cut’

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share, portion, bit, quota, percentage
commission, dividend
informal whack, slice of the cake, rake-off, piece of the action

4‘his hair was in need of a cut’

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haircut, trim, clip, crop

5‘a smart cut of the whip’

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blow, slash, stroke
informal swipe

6‘he followed this with the unkindest cut of all’

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insult, slight, affront, slap in the face, jibe, barb, cutting remark, shaft
informal put-down, dig, brush-off

7‘a 20 per cent pay cut’

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reduction, cutback, decrease, retrenchment, lessening, curtailment
North American rollback
informal slash
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increase

8‘fortunately the cut happened at night, and power was quickly restored’

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power cut, loss of supply, interruption of supply, breakdown
blackout

9‘the elegant cut of his dinner jacket’

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style, design
tailoring, lines, fit

Phrases

    cut something off

    1‘they cut off his finger’


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    sever, chop off, hack off
    amputate

    2‘Moscow threatened to cut off oil and gas supplies to Lithuania’


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    discontinue, break off, disconnect, interrupt, suspend
    stop, end, bring to an end
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    restore

    3‘a community cut off from the mainland by the surging flood waters’


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    isolate, separate, keep apart, keep away
    seclude, closet, cloister, sequester
    cut back

    ‘some companies cut back on foreign investment’


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    reduce, cut, cut down, decrease, lessen, retrench, trim, prune, slim down, scale down, salami-slice
    rationalize, downsize, economize on
    draw in one's horns, pull in one's horns, tighten one's belt
    informal slash, axe
    cut someone or something down

    1‘24 hectares of trees were cut down’


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    fell, chop down, hack down, saw down, hew

    2‘Barker had been cut down by a sniper's bullet’


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    kill, slaughter, dispatch
    shoot down, mow down, gun down
    cut someone off in their prime
    informal take out, blow away, snuff out
    literary slay
    cut someone or something out

    1‘I cut his photograph out of the paper’


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    remove, take out, excise, extract
    snip out, clip out

    2‘it's best to cut out alcohol altogether when you're pregnant’


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    give up, refrain from, abstain from, go without, stop drinking, stop eating
    informal quit, leave off, pack in, lay off, knock off

    3‘his mother cut him out of her will’


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    exclude, leave out, omit, eliminate
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    include

    cut across

    ‘a movement which cut across class barriers’


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    transcend, go beyond, rise above
    cut and run

    ‘only cowards cut and run’


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    flee, run, run away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, take flight, be gone, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, absent oneself, make oneself scarce, abscond, head for the hills, do a disappearing act
    informal beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram
    British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk, leg it
    North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skiddoo
    Australian informal go through, shoot through
    British vulgar slang bugger off
    archaic fly
    cut corners

    ‘his staff complains that he is cutting corners to save money by putting ordinary cream cheese in the tiramisu’


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    skimp, economize
    pinch pennies
    cut and dried

    ‘there were agreements which needed to be cut and dried’


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    definite, decided, settled, explicit, specific, precise, unambiguous, clear-cut, unequivocal, black and white, hard and fast
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    vague

    cut someone short

    ‘Peter cut him short’


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    interrupt, cut off, butt in on, break in on
    cut someone off

    ‘Gabrielle's family cut her off without a penny’


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    disinherit, disown, repudiate, reject, have nothing more to do with, have done with, wash one's hands of
    cut something short

    ‘they decided to cut short their holiday’


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    break off, bring to a premature end, leave unfinished, shorten, truncate, curtail, terminate, end, stop, abort, bring to an untimely end
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    extend

    a cut above

    ‘he considered himself to be a cut above the rest’


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    superior to, much better than
    streets ahead of, way ahead of the field, way ahead of the pack
    be cut out

    ‘I don't think I'm cut out for this sort of work’


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    be suited, be suitable, be right, be designed, be equipped
    be qualified
    cut out

    ‘both the lifeboat's engines cut out’


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    stop working, cease to function, stop, fail, give out
    break down, malfunction
    informal die, give up the ghost, conk out, go on the blink, go kaput
    British informal pack up
    cut in

    ‘‘It's urgent,’ Raoul cut in’


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    interrupt, butt in, break in, interject, interpose, chime in, chip in