cut into

cut into
transitive verb phrase
1. (to separate into) 
a. cortar en 
Cut the meat into cubes and then place them in the pot.Corta la carne en cubos y ponlos en la olla.
2. (to cut) 
a. cortar 
The chef cut into the apple and saw that it was rotten.El chef cortó la manzana y vio que estaba podrida.
Juan cut into the steak to see if it was done.Juan hizo un corte en el bistec para ver si estaba listo.
c. abrir en 
We're going to cut a hole into this wall to put a door in.Vamos a abrir un hueco en esta pared para instalar una puerta.
3. (to interrumpt) 
We were sitting there talking at the restaurant when a total stranger just cut into our conversation.Estábamos sentados allí en el restaurante cuando un total desconocido interrumpió nuestra conversación.
4. (to take away from) 
a. quitar 
Your constant mistakes are cutting into our profit margin.Tus errores continuos están quitando nuestro margen de beneficios.
cut into
transitive verb phrase
1. (with knife) 
a. cortar 
the rope was cutting into his wristsla cuerda se le hincaba en las muñecas
the work was cutting into her free timeel trabajo estaba interfiriendo en su tiempo libre
cut into
intransitive verb
to cut into one's holidays interrumpir sus vacaciones
this will cut into our holiday
we shall have to cut into our savings tendremos que usar una parte de los ahorros
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