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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycut into
he/she/itcuts into
present participlecutting into
past tensecut into
past participlecut into
  1. 1
    cut into something to reduce an amount of something that is available, especially time or money
    The teaching days I do really cut into my time at home.
  2. 2
    cut into something to interrupt an activity or process
    A loud rap on his office door cut into his thoughts.
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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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