- 1a wound caused by something sharp cuts and bruises on the face Blood poured from the deep cut on his arm. hole
- 2a hole or an opening in something, made with something sharp Using sharp scissors, make a small cut in the material. reduction
- 3 cut (in something) a reduction in amount, size, supply, etc. price/tax/job cuts They had to take a 20 percent cut in pay. They announced cuts in public spending. see also shortcut of hair
- 4[usually singular] an act of cutting someone's hair; the style in which it is cut Your hair could use a cut (= it is too long). a cut and blow-dry see also buzz cut of clothing
- 5[usually singular] the shape and style that a piece of clothing has because of the way the cloth is cut the elegant cut of her dress trousers with a loose cut designed for comfortable wear share of money
- 6a share in something, especially money They were rewarded with a cut of 5 percent from the profits. of movie/play, etc.
- 7cut (in something) an act of removing part of a movie, play, piece of writing, etc. The director objected to the cuts ordered by the censor. She made some cuts before handing over the finished novel. meat
- 8a piece of meat cut from an animal a lean cut of pork cheap cuts of stewing lamb see also cold cuts Idioms
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better than someone or something His latest novel is a cut above the rest.
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