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- v. To cut into smaller pieces, parts, or sections.
- v. To lacerate; to wound by multiple lacerations; to injure or damage by cutting, or as if by cutting.
- v. To distress mentally or emotionally.
- v. To severely criticize or censure; to subject to hostile criticism.
- v. To behave like a clown or jokester (a cut-up); to misbehave; to act in a playful, comical, boisterous, or unruly manner to elicit laughter, attention, etc.
- v. To aggressively move in front of another vehicle while driving. US: cut off.
- adj. Having been cut into smaller pieces.
- adj. Wounded with multiple lacerations.
- adj. Emotionally upset; mentally distressed.
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- adj. cut into pieces
- v. separate into isolated compartments or categories
- v. destroy or injure severely
- v. significantly cut up a manuscript
- v. cut to pieces
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It looked like somebody'd cut up pieces of aluminum foil and hung them on a dead branch, and Carson was wearing a blue fuzzy vest that I had a feeling was supposed to be luggage fur.
On the morning we left on the Dolceacqua excursion, Juliana and I walked into town for brioches, Amanda cut up strawberries and melon, and out on the patio we made a feast of the creamy Sterzing yogurt we all liked, strong coffee for the adults, brioches with chocolate, jelly, or a lemony cream filling, and glasses of pineapple juice poured from a box with the ingredients printed in twelve languages.
I could take out the wife while you get the tuxedo, tie up your pops, cut up some magazines, and make a note for the police—
Ill buy everything preparedsteak, brussels sprouts, grated parmesan cheesefrom a healthy natural foods market like Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or Erewhon; then at home Ill cut up the steak and mix it with lettuce, the cheese, brussels sprouts, and a light dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
But he also coldbloodedly cut up his wife with a chain saw.
Made as a “one-light” transfer from the negative, the workprint can be cut up into the different shots as needed.
From dawn until noon we whistled them in—fifty came back, cut up and limping and lop-eared but all the more ferocious.
Snow felt special walking out of the store with wrapped brownpaper parcels under her arm; she was already planning to use some of the paper to cook fish in and carefully cut up the rest for letter paper.
Round about were deparked hills and slopes -- now cut up into little paddocks -- and the green foundations that showed where the d'Urberville mansion once had stood; also an outlying stretch of Egdon Heath that had always belonged to the estate.
"Bah!" said Tom Loker, who had listened to these stories with ill-repressed disgust, -- "shif'less, both on ye! my gals don't cut up no such shines, I tell ye!"