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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycut in
he/she/itcuts in
present participlecutting in
past tensecut in
past participlecut in
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  1. 2
    [intransitive] if a piece of equipment cuts in, it starts operating automatically when it is needed
    The cooling system cuts in when the temperature gets too high.
  2. 4
    [intransitive] to interrupt someone who is speaking
    “That’s ridiculous,” Sue cut in.
  3. 5
    [transitive]cut someone in informal to allow someone to get part of the profits of something
    cut someone in on something: They wouldn’t cut me in on the deal.
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