Definition of Cut in

1. Verb. Allow someone to have a share or profit. "Sam cannot cut in Sue "

Generic synonyms: Partake, Partake In, Share

2. Verb. Drive in front of another vehicle leaving too little space for that vehicle to maneuver comfortably. "These cars won't cut in "
Generic synonyms: Pull

3. Verb. Break into a conversation. ; "Her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
Exact synonyms: Barge In, Break In, Butt In, Chime In, Chisel In, Put In
Specialized synonyms: Disrupt, Interrupt
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Cut Off, Disrupt, Interrupt

4. Verb. Interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner. "Jim always cuts in!"
Generic synonyms: Disrupt, Interrupt

5. Verb. Mix in with cutting motions.
Generic synonyms: Blend In, Mix In

Definition of Cut in

1. Verb. To intrude or interrupt. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) Especially, to dance with someone who is already dancing by replacing his or her partner. ¹

3. Verb. When painting, to paint edges, corners, or trim in preparation for rolling larger areas. ¹

4. Verb. to join a queue in the middle, as opposed to at the back ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cut In

cut and cover
cut and dried
cut and paste
cut and run
cut away
cut back
cut bait
cut both ways
cut capers
cut corners
cut down
cut fastball
cut from the same cloth
cut in (current term)
cut into
cut it
cut it close
cut it fine
cut like a knife
cut line
cut loose
cut no ice
cut of beef
cut of lamb
cut of meat
cut of mutton
cut of one's jib
cut of pork

Literary usage of Cut in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Tasmania Dept. of Mines (1897)
"In these, known as the Clansman workings, the south lode has only been cut in one or two small shafts, and has been of no value. ..."

2. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"Now Rex is safe, it is so droll to fancy the figure he and Primrose would cut—in a lane all by themselves—only a blacksmith running up. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"Therefore, a cut in the upper course, со- [469] incident with the joint below, would permit any action of the settling of the lower course, through frost or ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"The approximate dimensions of the cone in my apparatus are : lower base, 20 cm.; upper base, 15 cm.; height, 3.7 cm. The -cone is cut in two along the axis, ..."

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