Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Cut into size or shape before being marketed, assembled, or used.
  • transitive verb To cut into size or shape before marketing, assembling, or using.

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  • verb To cut something in advance

Etymologies

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pre- +‎ cut

Examples

  • But within these broad categories, there is an extremely wide range of products offered, from packages that can be easily assembled without cutting much of anything (a "precut" subcategory), to those that require substantial cutting and trimming on site.

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  • The other kids had supplies in nice paper bags with handles — tube foil, precut cardboard, and Saran Wrap.

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  • The other kids had supplies in nice paper bags with handles — tube foil, precut cardboard, and Saran Wrap.

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  • I crossed the aisle to find out what precut cookie dough had to do with the mortuary arts and found a promotional brochure offering the following explanation: Funerals and wakes bring families together.

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  • I stab a piece of my precut beef tenderloin and pop it into my mouth.

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  • Directly engaging her prey in the poultry section, Ms. Flinn explained to her that, by simply learning how to cut a whole chicken into pieces at home instead of buying precut breasts and thighs, she could get twice the bird for her money.

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  • Agree with posts above – and would add that there are many high quality, precut screen protectors available on well-known Hong Kong-based sites for

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  • I stab a piece of my precut beef tenderloin and pop it into my mouth.

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  • I thought years ago when I first started baking more seriously and required parchment linings that someone should get smart and sell precut ones.

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  • Washed, bagged lettuce, and prewashed, precut salad veggies are there for time-pressed folks like you.

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