Definitions

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  • v. Used other than as an idiom.
  • v. To make a detour across, as opposed to around
  • v. To deal with something quickly in order to lessen the problem.

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

  • v. travel across or pass over

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Lightning slashed through the storm-dark clouds, as if someone was wielding a flaming sword and could cut through the sky like a curtain, leave it hanging and torn.

    The Demons Covenant

  • However, he was not much of a competent terrorist: in 2003 he researched the feasibility of bringing down the Brooklyn Bridge by using a blowtorch to cut through its cables, an enterprise akin to demolishing the Empire State Building with a firecracker.

    The Longest War

  • The purpose of this book is to cut through the fog, to offer a sober appraisal of what Darwinian processes can and cannot do, to find what I call the edge of evolution.

    The Edge of Evolution

  • When he grimaced, the lines at the cormers of his eyes deepened and cut through his temples, almost as if someone had taken a pencil and drawn them.

    Heart Song

  • Then the canal was cut through the peninsula and the Chagres was dammed to form Gatun Lake, which would help keep the new channel fed with water.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • When they got to the railroad site, David announced that they had to clear more track, using vibrasaws to cut through the vegetation that had grown up around the metal rails.

    Uglies

  • A passageway, less than a hundred meters ahead, cut through the mother-tree core to an adjoining branch sector.

    Breakdowns

  • Passageways were cut through the heavy obstructions.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • In other words, notes of joy can cut through the mufflement.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • Late Saturday afternoon, Virginia and Jonathan took the path that went behind the houses on Ridge Road, skirted the Hedge-cock farm, followed the creek, then cut through the Marsh property, and ended up at the gold refinery.

    Plain Language

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