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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: cut /kʌt/ 
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pluralcuts
  1. 1
    an injury on your skin where something sharp has cut it

    My son's face was covered with cuts and bruises.

    She suffered a deep cut to her scalp.

  2. 2
    a reduction in something

    job/tax/pay/defense cuts

    cut in:

    The government threatened a cut in education spending.

  3. 4
    [usually singular] informal someone's part of a total amount of money

    The agent will take a 10% cut.

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