cut up
verb Date: 1580 transitive verb 1. a. to cut into parts or pieces b. to injure or damage by or as if by cutting ; gash, slash 2. to subject to hostile criticism ; censure intransitive verb 1. to undergo being cut up 2. to behave in a comic, boisterous, or unruly manner ; clown

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  • Cut-up — (oder: Schnittechnik) nennt man eine Methode, den Zufall und die moderne Montage in die Literatur einzubeziehen. Sie wurde von Brion Gysin zufällig 1959 entdeckt [1]. Ähnliche Ansätze waren von Max Frisch und James Joyce bereits entwickelt worden …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cut-up — Cut up  писательская техника или жанр, в которой текст или несколько подвергаются нарезке и перекомпоновке для создания нового текста. Иногда называется по русски «методом нарезок». Разными авторами использовались как случайная… …   Википедия

  • cut up — {v.} 1. {informal} To hurt the feelings of; wound. Usually used in the passive. * /John was badly cut up when Susie gave him back his ring./ 2. {slang} To act funny or rough; clown, * /Joe would always cut up if there were any girls watching./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut up — {v.} 1. {informal} To hurt the feelings of; wound. Usually used in the passive. * /John was badly cut up when Susie gave him back his ring./ 2. {slang} To act funny or rough; clown, * /Joe would always cut up if there were any girls watching./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut up — also cut up adj [not before noun] 1.) informal very upset about something that has happened cut up about ▪ He was very cut up about Stephen dying. 2.) be badly cut up to have a lot of injuries because you have been in an accident or fight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut up — also cut up adj [not before noun] 1.) informal very upset about something that has happened cut up about ▪ He was very cut up about Stephen dying. 2.) be badly cut up to have a lot of injuries because you have been in an accident or fight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut up — adjective INFORMAL 1. ) upset or offended: cut up about: Maria s still cut up about the way he treated her. 2. ) injured by being cut many times: He s badly cut up from the broken glass …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut up — [v1] make fun of; criticize censure, condemn, crucify, denounce, give a rough time*, knock, pan*, rap, reprehend, reprobate, ridicule, skin, vilify; concept 52 cut up [v2] be rowdy act up, caper, carry on*, cavort, clown, fool around, joke,… …   New thesaurus

  • cut up — ■ adjective informal very distressed. noun (cut up) a film or sound recording made by cutting and editing material from pre existing recordings. cut up N. Amer. informal behave in a mischievous or unruly manner. → cut …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut up — Ⅰ. cut up ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ very distressed. Ⅱ. ► cut up informal (of a driver) overtake (someone) and pull in too closely. Main Entry: ↑cut …   English terms dictionary

  • cut|up — «KUHT UHP», noun. 1. Slang. a person who shows off or plays tricks. 2. the act or an instance of cutting up …   Useful english dictionary

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