ˌcut sth ˈup


ˌcut sth ˈup
phrasal verb
to cut something into several pieces
You have to cut food up for young children.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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  • ˌcut sth ˈout — phrasal verb 1) to remove something from a larger piece by cutting I cut this article out of a magazine for you.[/ex] 2) to stop eating something or doing something because it is bad for your health I ve cut out chocolate completely.[/ex] 3) cut… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌcut sth ˈoff — phrasal verb 1) to remove something by cutting it Cut the tops off the carrots.[/ex] Why did you cut off all your hair?[/ex] 2) same as cut They cut off the electricity last week.[/ex] 3) to make a place impossible to enter, leave, or communicate …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌcut (sth) ˈback — phrasal verb to reduce something, or do less of something plans to cut back investment in education[/ex] If you cut back on fat and sugar, you ll lose weight.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌcut (sth) ˈdown — phrasal verb to reduce something or do less of something These improvements will cut traffic noise down.[/ex] I m trying to cut down on salt.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌcut sth ˈdown — phrasal verb to cut through a tree and make it fall to the ground …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cut something off something — ˌcut sthˈoff derived 1. (also ˌcut sth ˈoff sth) to remove sth from sth larger by cutting • He had his finger cut off in an accident at work. • ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut something down to … — ˌcut sthˈdown (to…) | ˌcut ˈdown (on sth) derived to reduce the size, amount or number of sth • We need to cut the article down to 1 000 words. • The doctor told him to cut down on his drinking. • I …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut down on something — ˌcut sthˈdown (to…) | ˌcut ˈdown (on sth) derived to reduce the size, amount or number of sth • We need to cut the article down to 1 000 words. • The doctor told him to cut down on his drinking. • I …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — 1 /kVt/ verb past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting 1 DIVIDE WITH KNIFE ETC (T) to divide something into two or more pieces using a sharp tool such as a knife: Do you want me to cut the cake? | The thieves had cut the phone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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