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noun [countable] cut pronunciation in American English /kʌt/ 
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singularcut
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.

    1. a.
      a mark or hole in a surface where something sharp has cut it

      Make a series of small cuts in the meat.

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  2. 2
    a reduction in something

    job/tax/pay/defense cuts

    cut in:

    The government threatened a cut in education spending.

  3. 3
    a piece of meat that has been cut from a particular part of the animal

    a lean cut of beef

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    See also  cold cuts
  4. 4
    [usually singular] informal someone's part of a total amount of money

    The agent will take a 10% cut.

  5. 5
    [usually singular] the way in which someone's hair has been cut

    We gave Jenny's hair a softer cut.

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    1. a.
      the way in which cloth has been cut that gives it a particular style or shape

      the stylish cut of his evening clothes

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  6. 6
    [usually singular] the act or process of cutting something

    I chopped the log with one clean cut.

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    1. a.
      the act of cutting someone's hair

      a cut and blow-dry

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  7. 11
    music a piece of music that has been recorded
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  8. 12
    [usually singular] American a comment or action that hurts someone's feelings

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