Synonyms of cut


1. cut, share, portion, part, percentage

usage: a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"

2. cut, transition

usage: (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"

3. cut, gash, furrow

usage: a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation

4. cut, gradation, step

usage: a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"

5. cut, gash, slash, slice, wound, lesion

usage: a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"

6. cut, cut of meat, meat

usage: a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass

7. stinger, cut, abuse, insult, revilement, contumely, vilification

usage: a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"

8. cut, track, excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

usage: a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"

9. deletion, excision, cut, editing, redaction

usage: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

10. cut, fashion

usage: the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"

11. cut, canal

usage: a canal made by erosion or excavation

12. snub, cut, cold shoulder, rebuff, slight

usage: a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"

13. baseball swing, swing, cut, stroke, shot

usage: in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"

14. cut, undercut, stroke, shot

usage: (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

15. cut, cutting, division

usage: the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"

16. cut, cutting, opening

usage: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

17. cut, cutting, division

usage: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

18. cut, cutting, cutting off, shortening

usage: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"

19. cut, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

20. cut, absence

usage: an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"


1. cut, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

2. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

3. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, turn

usage: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

4. cut

usage: make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"

5. cut, free, discharge

usage: discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"

6. cut, make, create

usage: form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

7. cut, tailor, design

usage: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"

8. cut, hit

usage: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"

9. write out, issue, make out, cut, write

usage: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"

10. edit, cut, edit out, change, alter, modify

usage: cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"

11. cut, skip, miss

usage: intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"

12. hack, cut, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage

usage: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"

13. cut, look, appear, seem

usage: give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"

14. cut, move

usage: move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

15. cut, pass, go through, go across

usage: pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

16. cut, transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over

usage: pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"

17. cut, switch, shift, change

usage: make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"

18. cut, stop

usage: stop filming; "cut a movie scene"

19. cut, record, tape

usage: make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"

20. cut, record, tape

usage: record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"

21. cut, burn, produce, make, create

usage: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"

22. cut, make, create

usage: form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"

23. cut, perform, execute, do

usage: perform or carry out; "cut a caper"

24. cut, function, work, operate, go, run

usage: function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"

25. cut, be

usage: allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"

26. cut, shuffle, ruffle, mix

usage: divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"

27. switch off, cut, turn off, turn out, throw, flip, switch

usage: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"

28. cut, reap, harvest, glean

usage: reap or harvest; "cut grain"

29. cut, fell, drop, strike down, cut down

usage: fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

30. cut, penetrate, perforate

usage: penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

31. ignore, disregard, snub, cut, treat, handle, do by

usage: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"

32. cut, shorten

usage: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"

33. cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise, extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with

usage: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

34. cut, dissolve, resolve, break up

usage: dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

35. cut, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"

36. cut, cut off, interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off

usage: cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"

37. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

38. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut, weaken

usage: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"

39. cut, grow, develop, produce, get, acquire

usage: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

40. cut, grow

usage: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

41. geld, cut, emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise

usage: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"


1. cut (vs. uncut), chopped, shredded, sliced, cut up, incised, perforated, pierced, perforated, perforate, punctured, severed, cut off, split

usage: separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"

2. cut (vs. uncut), cut out, hewn, hand-hewn, sheared, slashed

usage: fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"

3. cut, shortened, abridged (vs. unabridged)

usage: with parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

4. trimmed (vs. untrimmed), cut, clipped

usage: made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"

5. mown (vs. unmown), cut, new-mown

usage: (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"

6. cut (vs. uncut)

usage: (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"

7. cut, emasculated, gelded, castrated (vs. uncastrated), unsexed

usage: (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"

8. cut, slashed, decreased (vs. increased), reduced

usage: (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"

9. cut, thinned, weakened, diluted (vs. undiluted), dilute

usage: mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"

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Definition and meaning of cut (Dictionary)