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something cut out from something else, as a pattern or figure cut out or intended to be cut out of paper, cardboard, or other material.
a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal-combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air ahead of the muffler.
an act or instance of cutting out.
a trusted intermediary between two espionage agents or agencies.
a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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He keeps a life-size
of the film and comic-book character in his office for inspiration.
Samantha's face and paws protrude from the
circle over each pot and trace its outline.
The drawers below the cooktop have
handles instead of pulls to let air cool the hot surface.
Then he plants potatoes in every
so the greenery can grow outside, but leaving the root inside.
of the movie star squints back in utter disgust, as if itching to gun him down.
We lit it from behind, and used tiny
figures on knitting needles to make a shadow show of people flying over the city.
The two figures appear on the left, and the
parts of me on the right.
Then, you can add this blue-screen-style
to another background.
The cornily animated talking mouths of each celebrity's
British Dictionary definitions for
) to delete or remove
) to shape or form by cutting
to cut out a dress
transitive; usually passive
) to suit or equip for
you're not cut out for this job
) (of an engine, etc) to cease to operate suddenly
) to remove the background from a photograph or drawing to make the outline of the subject stand out
) (of an electrical device) to switch off, usually automatically
) to oust and supplant (a rival)
) (of a person) to be excluded from a card game
) to cease doing something, esp something undesirable (esp in the phrase
cut it out
) to intercept (a pass)
) to separate (cattle) from a herd
Austral & NZ
) to end or finish
the road cuts out at the creek
have one's work cut out,
to have as much work as one can manage
something that has been or is intended to be cut out from something else
a photograph or drawing from which the background has been cut away
a device that switches off or interrupts an electric circuit, esp a switch acting as a safety device
an impressed stamp cut out from an envelope for collecting purposes
) the end of shearing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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