if a motor or an engine cuts out, it suddenly stops working related noun cut-out
to not allow somebody to be involved in something Don't cut your parents out of your lives. Furious, his mother cut him out of her will (= refused to let him receive any of her property after she died).
- 1 to make something by cutting She cut the dress out of some old material. (figurative) He's cut out a niche for himself (= found a suitable job) in journalism. related noun cut-out
- 2 to leave something out of a piece of writing, etc. synonym omit I would cut out the bit about working as a waitress.
- 3(informal) used to tell somebody to stop doing or saying something annoying I'm sick of you two arguing—just cut it out!
- 4to block something, especially light Tall trees cut out the sunlight.