cut up

Definitions

  • An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
    An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cut up cut into pieces
    • v cut up significantly cut up a manuscript
    • v cut up destroy or injure severely "The madman mutilates art work"
    • v cut up separate into isolated compartments or categories "You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"
    • v cut up cut to pieces "Father carved the ham"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You can cut up a starfish into pieces and each piece will grow into a completely new starfish.
    • Cut up to carve: eradicate: criticise severely: turn out (well or ill) when divided into parts
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Quotations

  • John Trapp
    John Trapp
    “Better to be pruned to grow than cut up to burn.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    “A good neighbor sometimes cuts your morning up to mince-meat of the very smallest talk, then helps to sugar her bohea at night with your reputation.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “There is probably an element of malice in the readiness to overestimate people; we are laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Then he cut them all ready to make up the next day, meaning to get up early in the morning to work.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
The elephant had been left where he lay, to be cut up on the morrow.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Look up by the top past that cut bank!
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
But don't you ever dare cut up such a prank again!
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
When a little cool, add a few raisins, ripe olives, almonds, or peanuts, the latter cut up fine.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Lengths of stout poles cut up for the purpose of stowing flax, hemp, and the like.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
As we were passing on, Lucien saw the Indian planting the very pieces of cane he had just observed cut up.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Cut under the tongue from the outside, and scrape out the flesh, fill up with putty, and sew up neatly.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
I have got a leather waistcoat, which I will cut up and make from it a couple of sheaths.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The growing of new plants from cuttings will now be taken up.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Cut up three ounces of preserved ginger very small; cook it in a gill of ginger syrup for three minutes.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
The "Enterprise" was much cut up aloft.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
An awful cut-up country.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
So she didn't cut much of a figure in all the gay doin's the Purdy-Pells was always mixed up in.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Many Pennsylvania Dutch cooks cut up hard boiled eggs and add them to the soup.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
This should turn up enough of the edge to form a "burr," which causes the knife to cut while being held almost flat on the paper.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
After this it is again corrected and is cut up into lengths suitable for a page.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
My feet were all cut up, and I tore off the arms of my shirt and bound the cloth round my feet.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
Do you imagine I'd get out of my bed at seven o'clock and cut up a slimy potato if it wasn't earnest?
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
It's all ordered and cut out up to Ledyard.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
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In poetry:

All kinds of carcasses I have cut up,
And the judgment now must be--
But brothers I took care of you,
So pray take care of me!
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
One came, who in the groves of Paradise
Had latest cut his palm;
He only said—'The floods lift up their voice,
'But love can make them calm.'
"In The Garden" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Which being lost, behold the thrall!
Anon Faith loses Sense and all;
Thus unawares cuts Sense's breath,
While Sense trips up the heels of Faith.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Birds, ye must make his praise your theme;
Nature demands a song from you;
While the dumb fish that cut the stream
Leap up, and mean his praises too.
"Psalm 148 Paraphrased" by Isaac Watts
He raised us from the grievous gloom,
And brimmed our hearts with radiant cheer;
And then he climbed up to his room,
And . . . cut his throat from ear to ear.
"Why?" by Robert W Service
"That simply means 'be cut up small':
Ghosts soon unite anew.
The process scarcely hurts at all -
Not more than when YOU're what you call
'Cut up' by a Review.
"Phantasmagoria Canto II ( Hys Fyve Rules )" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Flexo Concepts has introduced its QuikWash wash-up system, which cuts wash-up times and solvent consumption in half by using an exclusive plastic wash-up blade to dramatically improve wash-up effectiveness.
Natalya Lowther cuts up a butternut squash for making soup.
Peeled and cut up butternut, acorn, blue hubbard or other winter squash 1 lb.
Mike Delke is a cut up.
Were losing kids and facing major budget cuts, a Vo-Tech teacher came up with a crazy idea: hook the high school up to a wind turbine to save on energy bills.
I have my own Jazz group (THE DAVE CONRAD TRIO) I Love hanging out with my friends at the Redneck Yacht Club cooking all day,swimming and cutting up.
Applied Materials to Cut Up to 1,300 Jobs.
And along with a thermos, invest in reusable containers and a reusable bag to carry cut-up vegetables and other fun snacks.
Last Thursday, I protested Bank of America's new $5 monthly fee for using your debit card by cutting up mine.
Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner will be sidelined for three months after getting stabbed in the thumb by a friend while they were cutting up a dead animal.
Cut up strawberries and rhubarb.
CUTTING IT UP – A Massachusetts State Police officer directs traffic on Route 6A in Cummaquid as workers from Mayer clean up a fallen tree taken down by Hurricane Sandy.
If impulse buys have gotten you in trouble, taking more extreme measures, like cutting up your cards or even canceling your credit cards might be the best solution.
'Ice Lady' confesses to cutting up her two lovers with a chainsaw and freezing their bodies.
Trey Songz cuts up in the new 'Texas Chainsaw 3D' trailer.
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In science:

In nonrelativistic case the Jost–function discontinuity multiplied by the pole term in (80) gives the nonrelativistic wave function up to nonphysical cuts contribution .
Relativistic instant-form approach to the structure of two-body composite systems
In the case of a product, this follows by cutting up M along vertical annuli and discs.
On the Andrews-Curtis conjecture and algorithms from topology
Similarly, it was also found in [ 4] that the meson meson scattering up to 1.2 GeV was well reproduced for s-waves using only the Bethe Salpeter equation, with the lowest order amplitudes as kernel and a cut off of the order of 1 GeV to regularize the loops.
Unitarized chiral perturbation theory of hadrons
We claim that we can obtain the cone Cp,q (up to a change of lattice basis) by cutting the image of T ∗ 0 S 2 with a half-space.
Melrose--Uhlmann projectors, the metaplectic representation and symplectic cuts
Indeed, as in the pion-pion scattering case, here too the amplitudes up to two-loop accuracy have cuts generated only the the S- and P- waves, which now number six.
Review of chiral perturbation theory
Differences of up to 2% were observed and introduced as an energy-dependent systematic uncertainty. • The kinematic (isolation) cuts.
Search for nu(mu)-->nu(e) Oscillations in the NOMAD Experiment
They cut Up−1 into two components and one of them ( we call it the outer component ) is a quadrilateral.
Construction of a natural partition of incomplete horseshoes
In this section we will study whether a cut closes up if one tries to pass too many poles through it.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
Although we are starting with poles at eqf on the second sheet, we do not know in advance if the poles will pass through the cut and end up on the first sheet, or it will remain on the second sheet.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
Therefore, when the poles are at zf = peiθ = cos θ eiθ , which is between the steps (2) and In particular, in the limit θ → 0 or θ → ±π , the (3) above, the cut becomes shortest. cut completely closes up instantaneously.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
During the process, in certain situations, the cut completely closes up.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
Following the procedure above, we checked explicitly that extremizing Weff (S1 , S2 ) (open cut) or Weff (S1 = 0, S2) (closed cut) reproduces the Wlow up the order presented in the previous section, for all breaking patterns for U (3) theory.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
Due to the difficulty of the computation and very large size of data, we computed the z -structure of special cuts of 600-cel l only up to 3 vertices.
Zigzag structure of complexes
Up to now we involve the role of the potential walls in order to cut a billiard on the Lobachevsky plane.
Frame-independence of the Inhomogeneous Mixmaster Chaos via Misner-Chitre'-like variables
Dependence of the average alignment < λNm > simulated in the framework of the MC0 and PCGM algorithms on muon multiplicity for different set-up cut-off radius (Rmax).
Search for Aligned Events in Muon Groups Measured by BUST
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