cut in
verb Date: 1612 intransitive verb 1. to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another 2. to join in something suddenly <
cut in on the conversation
>
3. to interrupt a dancing couple and take one as one's partner 4. to become automatically connected or started in operation <
waiting for the auxiliary motor to cut in
>
transitive verb 1. to mix with cutting motions <
after sifting the flour into a mixing bowl, cut the lard in
>
2. to introduce into a number, group, or sequence 3. to connect into an electrical circuit to a mechanical apparatus so as to permit operation 4. to include especially among those benefiting or favored <
cut them in on the profits
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cut-in — n. 1. (film) a still inserted and interrupting the action. Syn: insert. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network broadcast. Syn: insert. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut in — {v.} 1. To force your way into a place between others in a line of cars, people, etc.; push in. * /After passing several cars, Fred cut in too soon and nearly caused an accident./ Often used with on . * /A car passed Jean and cut in on her too… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut in — {v.} 1. To force your way into a place between others in a line of cars, people, etc.; push in. * /After passing several cars, Fred cut in too soon and nearly caused an accident./ Often used with on . * /A car passed Jean and cut in on her too… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut in — v. 1) (D; intr.) to cut in on (he cut in on me when I was dancing) 2) (slang) (D; tr.) to cut in on (he cut me in on the deal) * * * [ kʌt ɪn] (D;intr.) to cut inon (he cut in on me when I was dancing) (slang) (D; tr.) to cut in on (he cut me in… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Cut In — Unter Cut In versteht man eine bestimmte Aufnahmetechnik im Filmwesen (siehe Cut In (Filmwesen)). in der Musikindustrie die urheberrechtliche Registrierung von Autoren, die keine geistige Leistung an der Entstehung eines Musikwerkes hatten (siehe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cut-in — /kut in /, n. 1. Motion Pictures. a still, as of a scene or an object, inserted in a film and interrupting the action or continuity: We will insert a cut in of the letter as she reads it. 2. Radio and Television. a commercial or other… …   Universalium

  • cut-in — noun Date: 1883 something cut in • cut in adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cut in — 1. allow oneself (or someone else) a share: He cut his brother in on the deal ; 2. join a card game by taking the place of someone who is leaving …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cut in — Australian Slang 1. allow oneself (or someone else) a share: He cut his brother in on the deal ; 2. join a card game by taking the place of someone who is leaving …   English dialects glossary

  • cut in — Synonyms and related words: barge in, break in, break in upon, burst in, butt in, charge in, chime in, chip in, come between, crash, crash in, crash the gates, creep in, crowd in, edge in, elbow in, encroach, entrench, foist in, horn in, impinge …   Moby Thesaurus

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