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  • v. To intrude or interrupt.
  • v. Especially, to dance with someone who is already dancing by replacing his or her partner.
  • v. When painting, to paint edges, corners, or trim in preparation for rolling larger areas.
  • v. to join a queue in the middle, as opposed to at the back

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. break into a conversation
  • v. allow someone to have a share or profit
  • v. drive in front of another vehicle leaving too little space for that vehicle to maneuver comfortably
  • v. interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner
  • v. mix in with cutting motions


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  • BOSU balls, which look like exercise balls cut in half, are an instability tool.

    Lange 2010

  • During our final business session earlier in the day, Gorbachev and I had discussed language for a joint statement that was to be issued at the close of the summit and that would make note of our mutual commitment to seek a fifty-percent cut in nuclear weapons and include references to several new cultural and diplomatic exchanges.

    An American Life

  • Eventually, based on their advice, we proposed, instead of aiming for a fifty-percent cut in ICBMs over five years, that it should be seven years, and the Russians concurred.

    An American Life

  • Not only is effort cut in half and defects reduced by a factor of three, Takaoka also slashes inventories and manufacturing space.

    The Machine That Changed the World

  • Courtney and Mr. Dimond shared a dance, but Dodger cut in and spun Courtney around the floor expertly.

    Raven Rise

  • I intend to do everything I can to persuade them of our peaceful intent, to remind them that it was the West that refused to use its nuclear monopoly in the forties and fifties for territorial gain and which now proposes a fifty-percent cut in strategic ballistic missiles and the elimination of an entire class of land-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

    An American Life

  • One incident from the Congo on October 22–23 that Armstrong decided not to comment on in his journal was an embarrassing moment at the evening ball when Aldrin jumped from the dais and cut in on Miss Congo, who was dancing with her escort.

    First Man

  • When the reporter asked Elizabeth for her name, I quickly cut in with “Her name is Elizabeth Sherman,” using her maiden name as a dodge.

    How to Rig an Election

  • He was about my age, hollow-cheeked, pale, and pinch-featured, with dyed black hair cut in a long shag.

    Over the Edge

  • I just recently saw a class at a health club packed full of people jumping with hand weights onto BOSU Balls, which are an instability tool for strength training and look like fitness balls cut in half.

    Lange 2010


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