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cut / corte
 
cut   [kʌt]
cut   verb: past tense   past participle
A. -noun
1. (in skin)   corte (m),   cortadura (f)
(=wound)   herida (f)   (medicine)
(=incision)   corte (m),   incisiónoun (f)
(=slash)   tajo (m)   (with knife)   cuchillada (f)   (with whip)   latigazo (m)   (Cards)   corte (m)
·he'noun got a cut on his forehead
·tiene un corte en la frente
·he had a cut on his chin from shaving
·se había hecho un corte or se había cortado en la barbilla al afeitarse
·he was treated for minor cuts and bruises
·recibió asistencia masculineédica por heridas y hematomas
·there'noun a cut in his jacket
·lleva una raja en la chaqueta
a. to be a cut above somebody
·he'noun a cut above the others
·está por encima de los demonstrativeánoun
b. the cut and thrust of politics   la esgrima política
c. the unkindest cut of all   el golpe masculineánoun duro
2. (=reduction)   (in wages, prices, production)   rebaja (f),   reducciónoun (f)   (in expenditure, budget)   corte (m),   recorte (m)   (in tax, interest rates)   bajada (f),   rebaja (f)   (in staff, workforce)   reducciónoun (f),   recorte (f)
(=deletion)   corte (m)
(=deleted part)   trozo (m) suprimido   (electricity)   apagónoun (m),   corte (m)
·public spending cuts
cortes masculine plural presupuestarios
·wage cuts
rebajas feminine plural de sueldo
·to take a cut in salary
·aceptar una reducciónoun de sueldo
·they made some cuts in the text
·hicieron algunos cortes en el texto,   suprimieron algunas cosas del texto
3. [of clothes etcetera]   corte (m)
b. [of hair]   corte (m),   peinado (m)
4. [of meat]
(=part of animal)   corte (m) (de carne)
(=piece)   trozo (m)
(=slice)   tajada (f)
5. *
(=share)   parte (f),   tajada (f)
·the salesman gets a cut of 5%
·el vendedor recibe su parte de 5%
6. (=woodcut)   grabado (m)
(United States)   foto (f),   diagrama (m),   dibujo (m)
7. ·cut and paste
(computing)   cortar y pegar
8. short  
B. -transitive verb
1. [+meat, bread, cards]   cortar
a. to cut one'noun [finger] =   cortarse el dedo
b. to cut somebody [free]   (from wreckage)   liberar a somebody, someone   (when tied up)   desatar or soltar a somebody, someone
c. to cut something in [half] =   cortar algo por la mitad
d. to cut something [open]
[+fruit, vegetable, body, package]   abrir algo
·I cut my hand open on a tin
·me corté la mano en una lata
·he cut his head open
·se abrió la cabeza
e. to cut something (in)to [pieces] =   cortar algo en pedazos
·to cut an army to pieces
·aniquilar un ejército
f. to cut something to [size] =   cortar algo a la medida
g. to cut somebody'noun [throat] =   degollar a somebody, someone
·he is cutting his own throat
(figurative)   labra su propia ruina
h. to cut something in [two] =   cortar or partir algo en dos
i. you could cut the atmosphere with a knife   se mascaba or respiraba la tensiónoun en el ambiente
fine    
ice  
loss  
tooth  
2. (=shape)
[+stone, glass, jewel]   tallar
[+key, hole]   hacer
[+channel]   abrir,   excavar
[+engraving, record]   grabar
·to cut one'noun way through
·abrirse camino por
coat  
3. (=clip, trim)
[+hedge, grass]   cortar
[+corn, hay]   segar
·to get one'noun hair cut
·cortarse el pelo
4. (=reduce)
[+wages, prices, production]   reducir,   rebajar   (by 5%   en un 5 por cien)
[+expenditure]   reducir,   recortar
[+taxes, interest rates]   bajar,   rebajar
[+staff, workforce]   reducir,   recortar
[+speech, text]   acortar,   hacer cortes en
[+film]   cortar,   hacer cortes en
(=delete)
[+passage]   suprimir,   cortar
(=interrupt)   interrumpir,   cortar
·she cut two seconds off the record
·mejoró or rebajó la plusmarca en dos segundos
·we cut the journey time by half
·reducimos el tiempo de viaje a la mitad
a. to cut something/somebody [short] =   interrumpir algo/a somebody, someone
corner  
5. (figurative)
(=hurt)   herir
a. to cut somebody to the quick
·it cut me to the quick
·me tocó en lo vivo
6. (=intersect with)
[road]   cruzar,   atravesar   (mathematics)
[line]   cortar
7. (especially United States)   *
a. to cut [classes] =   hacer novillos *,   ausentarse de clase
b. to cut somebody [dead] =   negar el saludo or Latin America cortar a somebody, someone
8. (=turn off)
[+engine]   parar
(=stop)
[+electricity supply]   cortar,   interrumpir
·cut all this soft-soaping and tell me what you want
*   deja ya de darme coba y dime qué quieres *
9. (=adulterate)
[+cocaine etcetera]   cortar
10. (=succeed)
·he couldn't cut it as a singer
·como cantante no daba la talla
C. -intransitive verb
1. [person, knife]   cortar
[material]   cortarse
·paper cuts easily
·el papel se corta feminineácilmente
a. she cut [into] the melon =   cortó el melónoun
·will that cake cut into six?
·¿se puede dividir el pastel en seis?
b. to cut loose (from something)   deshacerse (de algo)
c. it cuts both ways   tiene doble filo
2. (mathematics etcetera)
[lines]   cortarse
3. (=hurry)
·I must cut [along] now
·tengo que marcharme ya
a. to cut and run   *   largarse *,   escaparse
b. to cut to the chase
(especially United States)   *   ir al grano,   dejar de marear la perdiz *
4. (cinema, television)
(=change scene)   cortar y pasar
·they cut from the palace to the castle scene
·cortan y pasan del palacio a la escena del castillo
·cut!
·¡corten!
5. (Cards)   cortar
D. -adjective   [flowers]   cortado   [glass]   tallado
·cut price
·a precio reducido,   rebajado,   de rebaja
 
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