cut out

Definitions

  • Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table
    Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cut out having been cut out "the cut-out pieces of the dress"
    • v cut out cease operating "The pump suddenly cut out"
    • v cut out delete or remove "Cut out the extra text","cut out the newspaper article"
    • v cut out intercept (a player)
    • v cut out cut off and stop "The bicyclist was cut out by the van"
    • v cut out strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out "scratch out my name on that list"
    • v cut out form and create by cutting out "Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He Set to Work to Cut Out His Puppet He Set to Work to Cut Out His Puppet

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little circles of paper that are cut out after a paper has been punched by a hole puncher are called "chad."
    • Cut out to shape: contrive: debar: supplant: to take a ship out of a harbour, &c., by getting between her and the shore
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Quotations

  • Robert A. Cook
    Robert A. Cook
    “Cut your morning devotions into your personal grooming. You would not go out to work with a dirty face. Why start the day with the face of your soul unwashed?”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.”
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the blessing of idleness and won for us the curse of labor.”

Idioms

Have your work cut out - If you have your work cut out, you are very busy indeed.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. W. cwtau, shorten.

Usage

In literature:

But to cut out the lecture, what's on your mind, Dottie Dimple?
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
If you could suggest what to make, I could cut out the patterns and set to work at once.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
I can't do unless I cut out those creatures somehow.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
Then the ice was cut out about ten feet further into the pond directly in front of the house.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
Instead of trying to force out the cork I cut into it until I had made a hole big enough to insert my fingers, when I pulled it out.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
I cut out the hazelbrush on the first Fair Ground.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
You'd most think after that I'd have cut out the country for a while; but say, I'm gettin' so I can stand a whole lot of real breathin' air.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Then the operation of cutting out the disease was tried.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
I cut out all sorts of things in wood and bone, and practised every variety of knot-and-splice.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
This arrangement of the machine is also used for cutting out the furnace mouths in the boiler ends.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
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In poetry:

For last night I dreamed that she
Told me all the mystery--
Why for aeons mute she sat--:
She was just cut out for that!
"The Sphinx" by James Whitcomb Riley
If the tide is out
Go cut me jewelled seaweed!
If my darling, at home waiting,
Wants a beach gift
What should I give her?
"If the tide is out" by Yamabe no Akahito
What is my body underneath the sheet at night,
My eyes, my hair:
The digits in a sum
Time handles, cuts,
And parcels out to men.
"Variable Quantity" by Isobel Stone
Quoth JANE, "Well, as you put the case,
I'm true enough, no doubt,
But then, you see, in this here place
There's none to cut you out.
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Some rest: and others cutting out
The same by whome themselves were made:
Some fetch a compasse farre about
And secretly the marke invade.
"A Paralell Between Bowling And Preferment" by William Strode
So, too, the goat-foot Pan, not less
Sadly obedient to the mightier hand,
Cut him new reeds, and in a sore distress
Passed out from land to land;
"Favorites of Pan" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

City officials have their work cut out.
Joe Biden has work cut out for him after poll shows Paul Ryan viewed more favorably.
A Cherry Eye Is a Gland and Should Not Be Cut Out.
Some Folks Just Aren't Cut Out For A Life Of Crime.
Would You Wear a Cut-Out Dress Like This.
Shay Mitchell Stuns In Cut-Out Dress.
So, some customers are deciding to cut out of some life's luxuries.
Esposito, who played series regular Jackie Curatola, was cut out of the series after asking bosses at TV network CBS to cut back her shooting schedule after she collapsed on set.
Q Back a few years ago, I cut out an article you wrote for the Star Tribune.
We make the dough and have to let it rest before we cut out the donuts .
The entire area that once was a lake is silted in except where the flow of the water keeps it cut out.
Q&A site Quora today introduced the ability to embed quotations into websites, cutting out the republishing middle man.
High Court Cuts Out Sentence Enhancement In Class Of Gun Crimes.
Evolution Revolution workshop instructor Angie Bickman shows how to cut out a paper puzzle Nov 8, 2012, as students, from left, Xiang Zhang, Ben Skillman, Carson Marsh and Elliott Skillman watch the process.
"With fair trade , you essentially cut out the middleman," said Elliott.
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In science:

This way we have found a trivial subbundle arosen from A by cutting out certain zero subsets.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
One can take the curve ˆX ′ , cut out small discs around p+ and p− and identify the boundaries of these discs.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Choose local coordinates such that E = E0 is cut out by xy = t = 0 at p.
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
Brandt and Br ¨ugmann proved that it suffices to solve the energy constraint everywhere on R3 without any points cut out.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
Simply put, if we want to correctly sample the density field at high resolution, we should not cut out long-wavelength power by filtering.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
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