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Definition of cut in phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


cut in

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1if a motor or an engine cuts in, it starts working Emergency generators cut in.
  2. 2to go in front of other people who are waiting
  3. 3to begin dancing with somebody who had until then been dancing with another person “Mind if I cut in?”

    cut in (on somebody/something)

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  1. 1to interrupt someone when they are speaking synonym butt in (on somebody/something) She kept cutting in on our conversation. “Forget it!” she cut in.
  2. 2(of a vehicle or its driver) to move suddenly in front of another vehicle, leaving little space between the two vehicles

cut somebody in (on something)

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to give someone a share of the profit in a business or an activity
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cut in

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