Definitions starting with C

ID #4304

cut

v. 1. [OED, to lash; cf. also Haitian koupe to cut; to whack HCEFD] to strike: 1966 He broke a little switch, started cutting him across he leg (Crowley 69). (Black)

2. [from use of a machete to CUT BUSH] to clear (a field): 1895 Help cut fiel' (Edwards 73). (Black)

3. [cf. def. 2] to dig: cut ground. (Mayag., Crooked)

4. [cf. "It cuts easily" in passive sense] lobe cut: 1918 The man running and hollered, "Oh, my two nut is going to cut out!" (Parsons 78).

5. [US dial. South idem ADD] (of lights, etc.) to switch on or off: Cut the light on! (Nassau). (Gen.)

6. [cf. US colloq. cut stop] to stop discussing: Cut the subject! (Nassau). (Gen.> 7. [cf. CUT n. 4] to throw (marbles). (Black)

Tags: agriculture, idiom, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-17 01:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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