To cut into


To cut into
Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster]

2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster]

Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese. --Holmes. [1913 Webster]

3. To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster]

He saved the lives of thousands by his manner of cutting for the stone. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To make a stroke with a whip. [1913 Webster]

5. To interfere, as a horse. [1913 Webster]

6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

7. To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt. [1913 Webster]

{To cut across}, to pass over or through in the most direct way; as, to cut across a field.

{To cut and run}, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to raise the anchor. [Colloq.]

{To cut in} or {To cut into}, to interrupt; to join in anything suddenly.

{To cut up}. (a) To play pranks. [Colloq.] (b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the property left at one's death turn out well or poorly when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.] ``When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan Pendennis.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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