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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

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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. 1
    [intransitive] to interrupt someone who is speaking

    'That's rubbish,' Sue cut in.

  2. 3
    [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.

  3. 4
    [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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