cut out


    Definition of cut out in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGcuts outPRcutting out
    1. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,‎ out. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever.
      1. Cut out the letters and paste them on the poster.
    2. VT To refrain from (doing something, using something etc.), to stop/cease (doing something).
      1. He had to cut out smoking in order to be prepared for the marathon
      2. His diet consisted of cutting out white potatoes.
      3. She kept clicking her heels. He told her to cut it out.
    3. VT To remove, omit.
      1. If we cut out the middle-man, we will both have better profits.
    4. VT To oust, to replace.
      1. VT To separate from a herd.
        1. The cowboy cut out the unbranded heifers.
      2. VI To stop working, to switch off; (of a person on the telephone etc.) to be inaudible, be disconnected.
        1. It was around then that the engine suddenly cut out.
        2. Can you say that again? You keep cutting out.
      3. VI To leave suddenly.
        1. He must have cut out of the party.
      4. (usually in passive) To arrange.
        1. He has his work cut out for him.
      5. VT To intercept.
        1. As lax as the visitors' defence was, Blackpool's backline was solid. In the first half the Seasiders cut out final balls to Meireles, one of Liverpool's best players, on two occasions and after the break the brilliant Craig Cathcart got enough on his headed clearance to prevent Torres from planting into the net at the far post.
    5. Adjective
      1. IDI Well suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.
        1. I'm not really cut out for camping outdoors. I'm allergic to mosquito bites.
        2. We've got our work cut out for us.
    6. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Ameobi skipped away down the left in the 39th minute and tried to pick out Shearer with a cross but his delivery was cut out by goalkeeper Jussi J...
        • If he plans to translate all the idioms, he has his work cut out for him.
        • 964) What with Fisher whole-hogging on one side, and K. of K. sphinxing on the other, Churchill had his work cut out to get any sort of agreement at all.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Phrases
        • Phrasal verbs
          • Phrasal verbs with particle (out)
        • Adjectives
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Participles
                • Past participles
                • Verb simple past forms
                  • Verb forms using redundant wikisyntax
                  • Phrasal verbs
                    • Phrasal verbs with particle (out)
                    • Intransitive verbs
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    Meaning of cut out for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this idiom "cut out" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal verb. It's also an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form, a phrasal verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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