What does ‘cut’ mean?

The word ‘cut’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to remove or divide into pieces.

For example:

  • My scene was cut from the film. (remove)
  • I’ll cut the cake into 8 pieces. (divide)

Cut is an irregular verb. The past tense is cut and the past participle is cut.

phrasal verbs with cut

Phrasal verbs with ‘cut’ include:

  • Cut back on (reduce)
  • Cut down on (reduce)
  • Cut in (interrupt)
  • Cut off (stop providing)
  • Cut out (stop completely)
phrasal verbs with cut

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘cut’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with cut - cut back (on)
phrasal verbs with cut - cut down (on)
phrasal verbs with cut - cut in
phrasal verbs with cut - cut off
phrasal verbs with cut - cut out

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with cut below.

idioms with verbs – CUT

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with cut, how about learning the idioms with cut too?