cut
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cut(
kuht
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to separate with a tool)
a. cortar
The children used scissors to cut the paper into different shapes.Los niños usaron tijeras para cortar el papel en formas diferentes.
b. rebanar
She cuts the fruit thinly so the children can chew it.Ella rebana la fruta finamente para que los niños puedan masticarla.
2. (to make a cut in)
a. cortar
I cut my hand on the broken glass.Me corté la mano con los vidrios rotos.
b. cortarse
Rafael accidentally cut his finger when he was sharpening the knife.Rafael se cortó el dedo por accidente al sacarle filo al cuchillo.
3. (to reduce)
a. reducir
The department store cut their prices for the weekend.El almacén redujo los precios por el fin de semana.
b. rebajar
The interest rate was cut to 0.25%.El tipo de interés se rebajó al 0.25%.
c. recortar
The government cut the education budget by 12% over two years.El gobierno recortó el presupuesto destinado a educación en un 12% en el espacio de dos años.
4. (computing)
a. cortar
Please cut and paste these numbers into the shared spreadsheet.Por favor corta y pega estos números a la hoja de cálculo compartida.
5. (cards)
a. cortar
Felipe, cut the deck and pass it to Silvia.Felipe, corta la baraja y pásala a Silvia.
6. (to shape)
a. tallar
In order to cut a diamond, you need to follow five steps.Para tallar un diamante, se necesita seguir cinco pasos.
7. (to turn off)
a. parar
Cut the motor and let the boat drift in.Para el motor y deja que el barco entre flotando.
b. apagar
Cut the lights. It’s almost time to surprise Marcia with the party.Apaga las luces. Es casi hora de sorprender a Marcia con la fiesta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (film and television)
a. cambiar de escena
I love how this movie suddenly cuts.Me encanta cómo esta película de repente cambia de escena.
9. (to move suddenly)
a. esquivar
He cut to the right to avoid being hit by the dodge ball.Esquivó hacía la derecha para evitar que le golpeara la pelota.
b. cortar
The getaway car cut left onto the side street.El vehículo que utilizaban en la fuga cortó a la izquierda para entrar en la calle lateral.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
10. (result of cutting)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I prefer thin cuts of meat for making sandwiches.Prefiero cortes finos de carne para hacer sándwiches.
b. la incisión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(by a doctor)
The doctor made a small cut to remove the tumor.El médico hizo una pequeña incisión para sacar el tumor.
11. (injury)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cut on his finger became infected.El corte que tenía en el dedo se le infectó.
12. (result of reducing)
a. la reducción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cut in prices attracted many new customers.La reducción de precios atrajo a muchos clientes nuevos.
b. la bajada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The union accepted a wage cut instead of a loss of jobs.El sindicato aceptó una bajada de salario en lugar de una pérdida de puestos.
13. (cards)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Whose cut is it? - I think it's Jim's cut.¿A quién le toca el corte? - Creo que le toca el corte a Jim.
14. (interruption of service)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The accident knocked down a main power line and caused a cut in power lasting four hours.El accidente tumbó una línea principal de luz provocando un corte que duró cuatro horas.
b. el apagón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Last night’s cut was caused by a lightning strike at the transformer.El apagón de anoche fue provocado por un rayo que cayó en el transformador.
15. (clothing style)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Your coat has a very interesting cut. – It’s a Nehru.Tu saco tiene un corte muy interesante. – Es un Nehru.
16. (hair style)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
This cut was first seen in the 60s.Este corte se vio por primera vez en los años 60.
17. (share)
a. la parte
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I want my cut of the deal.Quiero mi parte del trato.
b. la tajada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Each salesperson gets a 25% cut.Cada vendedor se lleva una tajada del 25%.
18. (sports)
a. la selección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Giovanni was excited because he made the first cut to be on the team.Giovanni estaba entusiasmado porque pasó la primera selección para estar en el equipo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
19. (botany)
a. cortado (flowers)
We bought some cut roses for her ballet recital.Compramos unas rosas cortadas para su recital de ballet.
20. (glass)
a. tallado
This glass vase is beautifully cut.Este florero de cristal está perfectamente tallado.
21.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(muscular)
a. fornido
He worked out at the gym every day this summer, and now he looks cut.Hizo ejercicio en el gimnasio todos los días de este verano y ya se ve fornido.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
22. (film and television)
a. corten
Cut! That's a wrap!¡Corten! ¡Eso es todo!
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cut
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in flesh, wood, cloth)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a cut of meatuna pieza de carne
the cut and thrust of debateel duelo del debate
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to make cuts tocortar
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to be a cut above somebody/somethingser mejor que or estar por encima de alguien/algo
4. (reduction; in wages, prices)
a. el recorte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (portion, share)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a cut of the profitsuna tajada de los beneficios
6. (style; of clothes, hair)
a. el corte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cut and driedclaro(a), nítido(a)
cut flowersflores cortadas
cut glassvidrio or
8. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a cut glass accentun acento muy afectado
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (in general)
a. cortar
10. (in slices)
a. rebanar
11. (wages, prices)
a. recortar
to cut one's fingerhacerse un corte en un dedo
to cut one's nailscortarse las uñas
to have one's hair cut(ir a) cortarse el pelo
to cut somebody's haircortarle el pelo a alguien
12. (also fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cut one's throatcortarse el cuello
to cut something in two or in halfcortar algo en dos or por la mitad
to cut something to piecescortar algo en pedazos
13. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(criticize)
14. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cut and paste somethingcortar y pegar algo
to cut oneself loosesoltarse
to cut the cards/deckcortar la baraja
to cut a diskgrabar un disco
15. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cut one's lossescortar por lo sano
to cut one's teeth on somethinginiciarse con or en algo
to cut somebody deadno hacer ni caso a alguien
it's cutting it or things (a bit) fineeso es ir muy justo
to cut somebody shortcortar a alguien
to cut a speech/a visit shortabreviar un discurso/una visita
to cut a long story short…en resumidas cuentas…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
16. (general)
a. cortar
17. (cinema)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
cut!¡corten!
that's an argument that cuts both wayses un arma de doble filo
18. (computers)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cut and pastecortar y pegar
19. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cut and runescabullirse, escaquearse
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cut [kʌt] cut (past)
noun
1 (in skin) corte (m); cortadura (f); (wound) herida (f); (Med) (incision) corte (m); incisión (f); (slash) tajo (m); (with knife) cuchillada (f); (with whip) latigazo (m); (Cards) corte (m)
he's got a cut on his forehead tiene un corte en la frente; he had a cut on his chin from shaving se había hecho un corte or se había cortado en la barbilla al afeitarse; he was treated for minor cuts and bruises recibió asistencia médica por heridas y hematomas; there's a cut in his jacket lleva una raja en la chaqueta
to be a cut above sb
he's a cut above the others está por encima de los demás
the cut and thrust of politics la esgrima política
the unkindest cut of all el golpe más duro
2 (reduction) (in wages, prices, production) rebaja (f); reducción (f); (in expenditure, budget) corte (m); recorte (m); (in tax, interest rates) bajada (f); rebaja (f); (in staff, workforce) reducción (f); recorte (f); (deletion) corte (m); (deleted part) trozo (m) suprimido; (Electricity and Electronics) apagón (m); corte (m)
public spending cuts cortes (m) presupuestarios; wage cuts rebajas (f) de sueldo; to take a cut in salary aceptar una reducción de sueldo; they made some cuts in the text hicieron algunos cortes en el texto; suprimieron algunas cosas del texto
3 [of clothes etc] corte (m); [of hair] corte (m); peinado (m)
4 [of meat] (part of animal) corte (m) (de carne); (piece) trozo (m); (slice) tajada (f)
5 (share) parte (f); tajada (f)
the salesman gets a cut of 5% el vendedor recibe su parte de 5%
6 (woodcut) grabado (m); (US) foto (f); diagrama (m); dibujo (m)
7
cut and paste (Comput) cortar y pegar
transitive verb
1 [+meat, bread, cards] cortar
to cut one's finger cortarse el dedo
to cut sb free (from wreckage) liberar a algn; (when tied up) desatar or soltar a algn
to cut sth in half cortar algo por la mitad
to cut sth open [+fruit, vegetable, body, package] abrir algo
I cut my hand open on a tin me corté la mano en una lata; he cut his head open se abrió la cabeza
to cut sth (in)to pieces cortar algo en pedazos
to cut an army to pieces aniquilar un ejército
to cut sth to size cortar algo a la medida
to cut sb's throat degollar a algn
he is cutting his own throat labra su propia ruina
to cut sth in two cortar or partir algo en dos
you could cut the atmosphere with a knife se mascaba or respiraba la tensión en el ambiente
2 (shape) [+stone, glass, jewel] tallar; [+key, hole] hacer; [+channel] abrir; excavar; [+engraving, record] grabar
to cut one's way through abrirse camino por
to cut one's coat according to one's cloth
3 (clip, trim) [+hedge, grass] cortar; [+corn, hay] segar
to get one's hair cut cortarse el pelo
4 (reduce) [+wages, prices, production] reducir; rebajar;by 5% en un 5 por cien; [+expenditure] reducir; recortar; [+taxes, interest rates] bajar; rebajar; [+staff, workforce] reducir; recortar; [+speech, text] acortar; hacer cortes en; [+film] cortar; hacer cortes en; (delete) [+passage] suprimir; cortar; (interrupt) interrumpir; cortar
she cut two seconds off the record mejoró or rebajó la plusmarca en dos segundos; we cut the journey time by half reducimos el tiempo de viaje a la mitad
to cut sth/sb short interrumpir algo/a algn
5 (hurt) herir
her words had cut him deeply enough to let him, for the first time in his life, see himself in his clothes as he thought others saw him
to cut sb to the quick
it cut me to the quick me tocó en lo vivo
6 (intersect with) [+road] cruzar; atravesar; (Mat) [+line] cortar
7 especially (US)
to cut classes hacer novillos (informal); ausentarse de clase
to cut sb dead negar el saludo or cortar a algn; (LAm)
8 (turn off) [+engine] parar; (stop) [+electricity supply] cortar; interrumpir
cut all this soft-soaping and tell me what you want deja ya de darme coba y dime qué quieres (informal)
9 (adulterate) [+cocaine etc] cortar
10 (succeed)
he couldn't cut it as a singer como cantante no daba la talla
Ramprakash has yet to prove he can cut it as an international batsman Magrs seems to be aiming at black comedy, but Tony doesn't really cut it as a villain So the poor little Hijet just can't cut it as a mini-MPV because it isn't car-like to drive
intransitive verb
1 [+person, knife] cortar; [+material] cortarse
paper cuts easily el papel se corta fácilmente
she cut into the melon cortó el melón
will that cake cut into six? ¿se puede dividir el pastel en seis?
to cut loose (from sth) deshacerse (de algo)
it cuts both ways tiene doble filo
2 (Mat) etc [+lines] cortarse
3 (hurry)
I must cut along now tengo que marcharme ya
to cut and run largarse (informal); escaparse
to cut to the chase especially (US) ir al grano; dejar de marear la perdiz (informal)
Solo came to our room. He talked about the need to see all points of view, then he cut to the chase: "Well, it looks like there is nothing here for me. I'm planning to fly back" The Council ought to cut to the chase and make a political decision based on what Council members feel is the best use for the house Come on, cut to the chase!
4 (Cine) (TV) (change scene) cortar y pasar
they cut from the palace to the castle scene cortan y pasan del palacio a la escena del castillo; cut! ¡corten!
5 (Cards) cortar
adjective
[+flowers] cortado; [+glass] tallado
cut price a precio reducido; rebajado; de rebaja
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