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  • verb transitive To cut into smaller pieces, parts, or sections.
  • verb transitive, informal To lacerate; to wound by multiple lacerations; to injure or damage by cutting, or as if by cutting.
  • verb transitive, idiomatic To distress mentally or emotionally.
  • verb transitive, idiomatic, dated To severely criticize or censure; to subject to hostile criticism.
  • verb intransitive, idiomatic 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.
  • verb transitive, idiomatic, UK To aggressively move in front of another vehicle while driving. US: cut off.
  • adjective Having been cut into smaller pieces.
  • adjective Wounded with multiple lacerations.
  • adjective idiomatic Emotionally upset; mentally distressed.

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  • adjective cut into pieces
  • verb separate into isolated compartments or categories
  • verb destroy or injure severely
  • verb significantly cut up a manuscript
  • verb cut to pieces

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