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cut up

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to cut into pieces
2.
to inflict injuries on
3.
(usually passive) (informal) to affect the feelings of deeply
4.
(informal) to subject to severe criticism
5.
(informal) (of a driver) to overtake or pull in front of (another driver) in a dangerous manner
6.
(Brit, informal) cut up rough, to become angry or bad-tempered
noun
7.
(informal, mainly US) a joker or prankster
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Slang definitions & phrases for cut-up

cut-up

adjective

Upset; hurt; distressed: She was pretty cut up about not getting a paper (1844+)

noun
  1. A prankster; practical joker; antic rogue: Uncle is a cut-up, owner of all kinds of gimmicks (1880s+)
  2. An energetic and entertaining person: He was a great cut-up. He could dance a bit, sing better than average, and had a sense of comedy (1880s+)

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