Definition of Cut out

1. Verb. Delete or remove. "Cut out the newspaper article"

Generic synonyms: Do Away With, Eliminate, Extinguish, Get Rid Of
Specialized synonyms: Excise
Derivative terms: Cutout

2. Adjective. Having been cut out. "The cut-out pieces of the dress"
Similar to: Cut

3. Verb. Form and create by cutting out. "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
Specialized synonyms: Gouge Out, Rabbet, Die, Die Out
Entails: Cut
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Derivative terms: Cutout

4. Verb. Cut off and stop. "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"
Exact synonyms: Cut Off
Generic synonyms: Intercept, Stop

5. Verb. Strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out. "Scratch out my name on that list"
Exact synonyms: Scratch Out
Generic synonyms: Efface, Erase, Rub Out, Score Out, Wipe Off

6. Verb. Intercept (a player).
Exact synonyms: Cut Down
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Arrest, Check, Contain, Hold Back, Stop, Turn Back

7. Verb. Cease operating. "The pump suddenly cut out"
Generic synonyms: Cease, End, Finish, Stop, Terminate

Definition of Cut out

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose. ¹

2. Verb. (&lit cut out) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To refrain from (doing something, using something etc.), to stop/cease (doing something). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To remove, omit. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To oust, to replace. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To separate from a herd. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To stop working, to switch off; (of a person on the telephone etc.) to be inaudible, be disconnected. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To leave suddenly. ¹

9. Verb. (context: usually in passive) To arrange. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To intercept ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cut Out

cut of meat
cut of mutton
cut of one's jib
cut of pork
cut of the same cloth
cut of veal
cut off
cut off one's nose to spite one's face
cut offs
cut one's coat according to one's cloth
cut one's losses
cut one's teeth
cut oneself
cut out (current term)
cut out of the same cloth
cut price
cut rate
cut red tape
cut scene
cut scenes
cut short
cut someone loose
cut someone some slack
cut splice
cut the cheese
cut the mustard
cut the muster

Literary usage of Cut out

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

1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"The pillars in this court are forty feet high. The work of the capitals is not in relief, but only cut out in lines. He next mentions a place like ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"IVr mit belt to slip when first starting and gain speed gradually. The cut-out should cut in, or close at about i'T.0 to 67") rp in. ..."

3. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"... something very unsatisfactory in the way An is here dealt with, either by (i) absolute removal, or (2) substitution of in, which then has to be cut out ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"The doors are only the wall of the silo cut out on bevel, and the pieces thus cut out nailed together with some barrel staves, the staves giving the short ..."

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