Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of cut.
  • n. Corporal punishment at school.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cut.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In her work it ranges across the whole spectrum of resonance, from affirmation, celebration, punchy frankness to unpleasantness, insult and mundanity, via the still-thrilling buzz of the just-not-said, and all simultaneously, all in the swivel of a repetition, the shape a word cuts in time.

    Tracey Emin: 'What you see is what I am'

  • The title cuts two ways: the movie argues the U.S. political and economic system is rigged, and huge changes are required to correct it.

    The Seattle Times

  • The most important reason for the cuts is the London Olympics.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • When you're in that moment and you're sitting on your hands for a year and a half before your label cuts lose $800 so you can go record a demo, of course, you go into that moment and everything is precious.

    Joe Henry Is a Still Driving Man

  • Call: 201-735-iNet 4638 Bernanke on Austerity: Don't Do It Taking aim at those who would make short term cuts in federal government spending, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke made one of his most political speeches ever at a luncheon for the Economic Club of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Ford has refused to use the word "cuts," habitually referring to "efficiencies."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • Both Hillier and Eve Adams, the Conservative junior veterans affairs minister, objected to the use of the word "cuts" to describe what was happening at the department.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Reid said his bill, which has about the same number of short term cuts in spending as the Boehner bill does, but takes into account savings from ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and raises the debt ceiling over $2 trillion that would take the country through the end of 2012.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • I think this term cuts wrong in several directions.

    patrickrhone / journal

  • "Both songs are the title cuts from Broadway shows of that time by well-known show composers - 'Little Me' by Cy Coleman (book by Neil Simon), and 'Come On Strong' by Sammy Cahn.

    WFMU's Beware of the Blog

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