To cut across
Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster]

2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster]

Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese. --Holmes. [1913 Webster]

3. To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster]

He saved the lives of thousands by his manner of cutting for the stone. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To make a stroke with a whip. [1913 Webster]

5. To interfere, as a horse. [1913 Webster]

6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

7. To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt. [1913 Webster]

{To cut across}, to pass over or through in the most direct way; as, to cut across a field.

{To cut and run}, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to raise the anchor. [Colloq.]

{To cut in} or {To cut into}, to interrupt; to join in anything suddenly.

{To cut up}. (a) To play pranks. [Colloq.] (b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the property left at one's death turn out well or poorly when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.] ``When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan Pendennis.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • To cut and run — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster] Panels of white wood that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut in — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster] Panels of white wood that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut into — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster] Panels of white wood that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut up — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster] Panels of white wood that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut across — cross or go through something instead of going around We decided to cut across the field because we were in a hurry to get to school …   Idioms and examples

  • Cut Across Shorty — Single by Eddie Cochran from the album The Eddie Cochran Memorial Album …   Wikipedia

  • To cut a caper — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut a dash — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut a figure — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To cut a play — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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