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I/you/we/theycut up
he/she/itcuts up
present participlecutting up
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to cut something into several pieces
    At this stage, your child will need someone to cut up her food for her.
  2. 2
    [transitive] British to drive past a vehicle and move quickly in front of it in a dangerous way
    Did you see the way he cut me up there?
  3. 3
    [intransitive] American informal to behave in a noisy silly way
  4. 4
    cut up nasty/rough British informal old-fashioned to become angry, threatening, or violent
    When Steve cut up rough, she realized she’d gone too far.
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