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cup of tea
Date: 1932 1. something one likes or excels in
Cupar
geographical name burgh E Scotland S of Dundee population 6642
cupbearer
noun Date: 15th century one who has the duty of filling and handing around the cups in which wine is served
cupboard
noun Date: 1530 a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils, or food is kept; also a small closet
cupcake
noun Date: 1828 a small cake baked in a cuplike mold
cupel
I. noun Etymology: French coupelle, diminutive of coupe cup, from Late Latin cuppa Date: 1605 a small shallow porous cup especially of bone ash used in assaying to separate ...
cupellation
noun Date: circa 1691 refinement (as of gold or silver) in a cupel by exposure to high temperature in a blast of air by which the unwanted metals are oxidized
cupeller
noun see cupel II
Cupertino
geographical name city W California W of San José population 50,546
cupful
noun (plural cupfuls; also cupsful) Date: 12th century 1. as much as a cup will hold 2. cup 7
Cupid
noun Etymology: Latin Cupido Date: 14th century 1. the Roman god of erotic love — compare Eros 2. not capitalized a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged ...
Cupid's bow
noun Date: 1567 a bow that consists of two convex curves usually with recurved ends
cupidity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English cupidite, from Anglo-French cupidité, from Latin cupiditat-, cupiditas — more at covet Date: 15th century 1. inordinate desire ...
cuplike
adjective see cup I
cupola
noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin cupula, diminutive of cupa tub Date: 1549 1. a. a rounded vault resting on a usually circular base and forming a roof or a ceiling b. ...
cupolaed
adjective see cupola
cuppa
noun Etymology: short for cuppa tea, pronunciation spelling of cup of tea Date: 1934 chiefly British a cup of tea
cupping
noun Date: 14th century an operation of drawing blood to the surface of the body by use of a glass vessel evacuated by heat
cuppy
adjective (cuppier; -est) Date: 1882 1. resembling a cup 2. full of small depressions
cupr-
or cupri- or cupro- combining form Etymology: Late Latin cuprum — more at copper 1. copper 2. copper and
cupri-
combining form see cupr-
cupric
adjective Date: 1799 of, relating to, or containing copper with a valence of two
cupriferous
adjective Date: 1784 containing copper
cuprite
noun Etymology: German Kuprit, from Late Latin cuprum Date: circa 1850 a red mineral consisting of copper oxide that is a minor ore of copper
cupro-
combining form see cupr-
cupronickel
noun Date: 1900 an alloy of copper and nickel; especially one containing about 70 percent copper and 30 percent nickel
cuprous
adjective Date: 1669 of, relating to, or containing copper with a valence of one
cupulate
adjective Date: 1835 shaped like, having, or bearing a cupule
cupule
noun Etymology: New Latin cupula, from Late Latin, diminutive of Latin cupa tub — more at hive Date: 1826 a cup-shaped anatomical structure: as a. an involucre ...
cur
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, short for curdogge, from Middle English *curren to growl (perhaps from Old Norse kurra to grumble) + Middle English dogge dog Date: 13th ...
curability
noun see curable
curable
adjective Date: 14th century capable of being cured • curability noun • curableness noun • curably adverb
curableness
noun see curable
curably
adverb see curable
curaçao
also curaçoa noun Etymology: Dutch curaçao, from Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles Date: 1813 a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the sour orange
Curaçao
geographical name island Netherlands Antilles in the S Caribbean; chief town Willemstad area 182 square miles (471 square kilometers), population 143,816
curaçoa
noun see curaçao
curacy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1682 the office or term of office of a curate
curare
also curari noun Etymology: Portuguese & Spanish curare, from Carib kurari Date: 1777 a dried aqueous extract especially of a vine (as Strychnos toxifera of the family ...
curari
noun see curare
curarization
noun see curarize
curarize
transitive verb (-rized; -rizing) Date: 1875 to treat with curare • curarization noun
curassow
noun Etymology: alteration of Curaçao Date: 1685 any of several large arboreal gallinaceous game birds (family Cracidae, especially genus Crax) of South and Central America
curate
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin curatus, from cura cure of souls, from Latin, care Date: 14th century 1. a clergyman in charge of a parish 2. a ...
curate's egg
noun Etymology: from the story of a curate who was given a stale egg by his bishop and declared that parts of it were excellent Date: 1905 chiefly British something with ...
curative
adjective Date: 15th century relating to or used in the cure of diseases ; tending to cure • curative noun • curatively adverb
curatively
adverb see curative
curator
noun Etymology: Latin, from curare to care, from cura care Date: 1561 one who has the care and superintendence of something; especially one in charge of a museum, zoo, or ...
curatorial
adjective see curator
curatorship
noun see curator
curb
I. noun Etymology: Middle French courbe curve, curved piece of wood or iron, from courbe curved, from Latin curvus Date: 15th century 1. a bit that exerts severe pressure on ...
curb appeal
noun Date: 1975 the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street
curb service
noun Date: 1925 service extended (as by a restaurant) to persons sitting in parked automobiles
curb weight
noun Date: 1949 the weight of an automobile with standard equipment and fuel, oil, and coolant
curbing
noun Date: 1838 1. the material for a curb 2. curb
curbside
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1946 1. the side of a pavement bordered by a curb 2. sidewalk
curbstone
I. noun Date: 1791 a stone or edging of concrete forming a curb II. adjective Date: 1848 1. operating on the street without maintaining an office 2. not having the ...
curch
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century Scottish kerchief 1
curculio
noun (plural -lios) Etymology: Latin, grain weevil Date: 1756 any of various weevils; especially one that injures fruit
curd
I. noun Etymology: Middle English crud; probably akin to Old English crūdan to press — more at crowd Date: 15th century 1. the thick casein-rich part of coagulated milk ...
curdle
verb (curdled; curdling) Etymology: frequentative of 2curd Date: 1590 intransitive verb 1. to form curds; also to congeal as if by forming curds 2. to go bad or wrong ...
curdy
adjective see curd I
curé
noun Etymology: French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin curatus — more at curate Date: 1655 a parish priest
cure
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin & Latin; Medieval Latin cura, cure of souls, from Latin, care Date: 14th century 1. a. spiritual ...
cure-all
noun Date: 1801 a remedy for all ills ; panacea
cureless
adjective see cure I
curer
noun see cure II
curet
I. noun see curette I II. transitive verb see curette II
curettage
noun Date: 1897 a surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a curette
curette
I. noun also curet Etymology: French curette, from curer to cure, from Latin curare, from cura Date: 1753 a surgical instrument that has a scoop, ring, or loop at the tip and ...
curettement
noun see curette II
curfew
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French coverfeu, signal given to bank the hearth fire, curfew, from coverir to cover + fu, feu fire, from Latin focus hearth Date: ...
curia
noun (plural curiae) Etymology: Latin, perhaps from co- + vir man — more at virile Date: 1600 1. a. a division of the ancient Roman people comprising several gentes of a ...
curial
adjective see curia
curie
noun Etymology: Marie & Pierre Curie Date: 1910 1. a unit quantity of any radioactive nuclide in which 3.7 × 1010 disintegrations occur per second 2. a unit of ...
Curie
I. biographical name Eve 1904- daughter of Marie & Pierre American (French-born) author II. biographical name Marie 1867-1934 née Maria Skłodowska French (Polish-born) ...
Curie Joliot
biographical name — see Joliot-Curie
Curie point
noun Date: 1911 1. the temperature at which there is a transition between the ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases 2. a temperature at which the anomalies that characterize ...
Curie temperature
noun see Curie point
curio
noun (plural curios) Etymology: short for curiosity Date: 1849 something (as a decorative object) considered novel, rare, or bizarre ; curiosity; also an unusual or bizarre ...
curiosa
noun plural Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of curiosus Date: 1883 curiosities, rarities; especially unusual or erotic books
curiosity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century 1. desire to know: a. inquisitive interest in others' concerns ; nosiness b. interest leading to inquiry 2. archaic undue ...
curious
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French curios, from Latin curiosus careful, inquisitive, from cura cure Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic made carefully b. ...
curiously
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a curious manner 2. as is curious
curiousness
noun see curious
Curitiba
geographical name city S Brazil capital of Paraná population 1,966,426
curium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Marie & Pierre Curie Date: 1946 a metallic radioactive element produced artificially — see element table
Curl
biographical name Robert Floyd 1933- American chemist
curl
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from crul curly, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German krol curly Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to form (as the ...
curl up
intransitive verb Date: 1840 to arrange oneself in or as if in a ball or curl
curler
noun Date: 1638 1. a player of curling 2. one that curls; especially a device on which hair is wound for curling
curlew
noun (plural curlews or curlew) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French curleu, of imitative origin Date: 14th century any of various largely brownish chiefly migratory ...
Curley
biographical name James Michael 1874-1958 American politician
curlicue
I. noun also curlycue Etymology: curly + cue a braid of hair Date: 1843 a fancifully curved or spiral figure ; flourish II. verb (-cued; -cuing) Date: 1844 intransitive ...
curliness
noun see curly
curling
noun Date: 1620 a game in which two teams of four players each slide curling stones over a stretch of ice toward a target circle
curling iron
noun Date: 1616 a rod-shaped usually metal instrument which is heated and around which a lock of hair to be curled or waved is wound
curling stone
noun Date: 1620 an ellipsoid stone or occasionally piece of iron with a gooseneck handle used in the game of curling
curlpaper
noun Date: circa 1817 a strip or piece of paper around which a lock of hair is wound for curling
curly
adjective (curlier; -est) Date: 1598 1. tending to curl; also having curls 2. having the grain composed of fibers that undulate without crossing and that often form ...
curly endive
noun Date: 1978 frisee
curly top
noun Date: 1901 a destructive plant disease of beets caused by a single-stranded DNA virus (species Beet curly top virus of the genus Curtovirus, family Geminiviridae) that ...
curly-coated retriever
noun Date: 1885 any of a breed of sporting dogs with a short curly black or liver-colored coat
curlycue
noun see curlicue I
curmudgeon
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1568 1. archaic miser 2. a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man • curmudgeonliness noun • curmudgeonly adjective
curmudgeonliness
noun see curmudgeon
curmudgeonly
adjective see curmudgeon
curr
intransitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1677 to make a murmuring sound (as of doves)
currach
noun see curragh
curragh
or currach noun Etymology: Middle English currok, from Irish currach, curach Date: 15th century a usually large coracle used especially on the west coast of Ireland
currant
noun Etymology: Middle English raison of Coraunte, literally, raisin of Corinth Date: 14th century 1. a small seedless raisin grown chiefly in the Levant 2. the acid edible ...
currency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1624 1. a. circulation as a medium of exchange b. general use, acceptance, or prevalence c. the quality or state of being current ; ...
current
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English curraunt, from Anglo-French corant, present participle of cure, courre to run, from Latin currere — more at car Date: 14th century 1. ...
current assets
noun plural Date: circa 1909 assets of a short-term nature that are readily convertible to cash
currently
adverb see current I
currentness
noun see current I
curricle
noun Etymology: Latin curriculum running, chariot, from currere Date: 1752 a 2-wheeled chaise usually drawn by two horses
curricular
adjective Date: circa 1909 of or relating to a curriculum
curriculum
noun (plural curricula; also -lums) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, running, course Date: 1824 1. the courses offered by an educational institution 2. a set of courses ...
curriculum vitae
noun (plural curricula vitae) Etymology: Latin, course of (one's) life Date: 1902 a short account of one's career and qualifications prepared typically by an applicant for a ...
currie
noun see curry II
Currier
biographical name Nathaniel 1813-1888 American lithographer
currier
noun see curry I
curriery
noun (plural -eries) Date: circa 1889 1. the trade of a currier of leather 2. a place where currying is done
currish
adjective Date: 15th century 1. ignoble 2. resembling a cur ; mongrel • currishly adverb
currishly
adverb see currish
Curry
biographical name John Steuart 1897-1946 American painter
curry
I. transitive verb (curried; currying) Etymology: Middle English currayen, from Anglo-French cunreier, correier to prepare, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conredare, from Latin com- ...
curry favor
phrasal Etymology: Middle English currayen favel to curry a chestnut horse to seek to gain favor by flattery or attention
curry powder
noun Date: 1810 a condiment consisting of several pungent ground spices (as cayenne pepper, fenugreek, and turmeric)
currycomb
noun Date: 1573 a comb made of rows of metallic teeth or serrated ridges and used especially to curry horses • currycomb transitive verb
curse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English curs, from Old English Date: before 12th century 1. a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon one ; imprecation 2. something ...
cursed
also curst adjective Date: 13th century being under or deserving a curse • cursedly adverb • cursedness noun
cursedly
adverb see cursed
cursedness
noun see cursed
cursive
I. adjective Etymology: French or Medieval Latin; French cursif, from Medieval Latin cursivus, literally, running, from Latin cursus, past participle of currere to run Date: ...
cursively
adverb see cursive I
cursiveness
noun see cursive I
cursor
noun Etymology: Latin, runner, from currere Date: 1594 a movable item used to mark a position: as a. a transparent slide with a line attached to a slide rule b. a visual ...
cursorial
adjective Date: 1836 adapted to or involving running
cursorily
adverb see cursory
cursoriness
noun see cursory
cursory
adjective Etymology: Late Latin cursorius of running, from Latin currere Date: 1601 rapidly and often superficially performed or produced ; hasty Synonyms: see ...
curst
adjective see cursed
cursus honorum
foreign term Etymology: Latin course of honors ; succession of offices of increasing importance
curt
adjective Etymology: Latin curtus mutilated, curtailed — more at shear Date: 1630 1. a. sparing of words ; terse b. marked by rude or peremptory shortness ; brusque ...
curtail
transitive verb Etymology: by folk etymology from earlier curtal to dock an animal's tail, from curtal, noun, animal with a docked tail, from Middle French courtault — more at ...
curtailer
noun see curtail
curtailment
noun Date: 1794 the act of curtailing ; the state of being curtailed
curtain
I. noun Etymology: Middle English curtine, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin cortina (translation of Greek aulaia, from aulē court), from Latin cohort-, cohors enclosure, ...
curtain call
noun Date: 1884 an appearance by a performer (as after the final curtain of a play) in response to the applause of the audience
curtain lecture
noun Etymology: from its originally being given behind the curtains of a bed Date: 1633 a private lecture by a wife to her husband
curtain wall
noun Date: 1853 a nonbearing exterior wall between columns or piers
curtain-raiser
noun Date: 1886 1. a short play usually of one scene that is presented before the main full-length drama 2. a usually short preliminary to a main event
curtainless
adjective see curtain I
curtal
adjective Etymology: Middle French courtault, from court short, from Latin curtus Date: 1576 1. obsolete having a docked tail 2. obsolete brief, curtailed 3. archaic ...
curtal ax
or curtle ax noun Etymology: modification of Middle French coutelas Date: circa 1580 archaic cutlass
curtesy
noun (plural -sies) Etymology: Middle English corteisie courtesy Date: 1523 a husband's interest upon the death of his wife in the real property of an estate that she either ...
curtilage
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French curtillage, from curtil garden, curtilage, from curt court Date: 14th century a piece of ground (as a yard or courtyard) ...
Curtin
biographical name John 1885-1945 Australian prime minister (1941-45)
Curtis
I. biographical name Charles 1860-1936 vice president of the United States (1929-33) II. biographical name Cyrus (Hermann Kotzschmar) 1850-1933 American publisher III. ...
Curtiss
biographical name Glenn Hammond 1878-1930 American aviator & inventor
Curtius
biographical name Ernst 1814-1896 German historian & archaeologist
curtle ax
noun see curtal ax
curtly
adverb see curt
curtness
noun see curt
curtsey
I. noun see curtsy I II. intransitive verb see curtsy II
curtsy
I. noun also curtsey (plural curtsies; also curtseys) Date: 1533 an act of civility, respect, or reverence made mainly by women and consisting of a slight lowering of the body ...
curule
adjective Etymology: Latin curulis, perhaps alteration of currulis of a chariot, from currus chariot, from currere to run Date: 1600 1. relating to or being a high-ranking ...
curvaceous
also curvacious adjective Date: circa 1935 having or suggesting the curves of a well-proportioned feminine figure ; broadly having a smoothly curving shape
curvacious
adjective see curvaceous
curvature
noun Date: 1603 1. the act of curving ; the state of being curved 2. a measure or amount of curving; specifically the rate of change of the angle through which the tangent ...
curve
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin curvus; akin to Greek kyrtos convex, Middle Irish cruinn round Date: 15th century archaic bent or formed into a curve II. ...
curve fitting
noun Date: 1902 the empirical determination of a curve or function that approximates a set of data
curveball
noun Date: 1936 a slow or moderately fast baseball pitch thrown with spin to make it swerve downward and usually to the left when thrown from the right hand or to the right ...
curvet
I. noun Etymology: Italian corvetta, from Middle French courbette, from courber to curve, from Latin curvare Date: 1575 a prancing leap of a horse in which the hind legs are ...
curvilinear
adjective Etymology: Latin curvus + linea line Date: 1696 1. consisting of or bounded by curved lines ; represented by a curved line 2. marked by flowing tracery • ...
curvilinearity
noun see curvilinear
curvy
adjective see curve III
Curwen
biographical name John 1816-1880 English music teacher
Curzon
biographical name George Nathaniel 1859-1925 1st Baron & 1st Marquis Curzon of Kedleston English statesman; viceroy of India (1899-1905)
Cusco
geographical name see Cuzco
Cush
or Kush geographical name ancient country NE Africa in Nile valley S of Egypt • Cushite adjective or noun • Cushitic adjective
cushat
noun Etymology: Middle English cowschote, from Old English cūscote Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish wood pigeon
cushaw
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1698 a squash of any of several cultivars of winter squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma syn. C. mixta and C. moschata)
cushily
adverb see cushy
Cushing
I. biographical name Caleb 1800-1879 American lawyer & diplomat II. biographical name Harvey 1869-1939 American surgeon III. biographical name Richard James 1895-1970 ...
Cushing's disease
noun Etymology: Harvey Cushing Date: circa 1935 Cushing's syndrome especially when caused by excessive production of ACTH by the pituitary gland
Cushing's syndrome
noun Date: 1937 an abnormal bodily condition that is caused by excess corticosteroids and especially cortisol usually from adrenal or pituitary hyperfunction and is ...
cushion
I. noun Etymology: Middle English cusshin, from Anglo-French cussin, quissin, from Vulgar Latin *coxinus, from Latin coxa hip — more at coxa Date: 14th century 1. a soft ...
cushionless
adjective see cushion I
cushiony
adjective see cushion I
Cushite
adjective or noun see Cush
Cushitic
noun Etymology: Cush (Kush), Africa Date: circa 1903 a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family comprising various languages spoken in eastern Africa and especially in ...
Cushman
biographical name Charlotte Saunders 1816-1876 American actress
cushy
adjective (cushier; cushiest) Etymology: Hindi ḵẖuś & Urdu khush from Persian khūsh Date: 1915 entailing little hardship or difficulty • cushily adverb
cusk
noun (plural cusk or cusks) Etymology: probably alteration of tusk, a kind of codfish Date: 1616 1. a large edible North Atlantic fish (Brosme brosme) of the cod family 2. ...
cusp
noun Etymology: Latin cuspis point Date: 1585 point, apex: as a. a point of transition (as from one historical period to the next) ; turning point; also edge, verge ...
cuspate
adjective see cusp
cusped
adjective see cusp
cuspid
noun Etymology: bicuspid Date: 1841 canine 1
cuspidate
adjective Etymology: Latin cuspidatus, past participle of cuspidare to make pointed, from cuspid-, cuspis point Date: 1692 having a cusp ; terminating in a point
cuspidation
noun Date: 1848 decoration with cusps
cuspidor
noun Etymology: Portuguese cuspidouro place for spitting, from cuspir to spit, from Latin conspuere, from com- + spuere to spit — more at spew Date: 1735 spittoon
cuss
I. noun Etymology: alteration of curse Date: 1771 1. a. curse 1 b. curse 2 2. fellow 4c II. verb Date: 1768 transitive verb curse — often used with out ...
cussed
adjective Date: 1834 1. cursed 2. obstinate, cantankerous • cussedly adverb • cussedness noun
cussedly
adverb see cussed
cussedness
noun see cussed
cusser
noun see cuss II
cussword
noun Date: 1872 1. swearword 2. a term of abuse ; a derogatory term
custard
noun Etymology: Middle English, a kind of pie, alteration of crustarde, crustade, probably from Anglo-French *crustade, from cruste crust, from Latin crusta — more at crust ...
custard apple
noun Date: 1657 1. a. any of several chiefly tropical American soft-fleshed edible fruits b. any of a genus (Annona of the family Annonaceae, the custard-apple family) of ...
custardy
adjective see custard
Custer
biographical name George Armstrong 1839-1876 American general
custodial
adjective Date: 1772 1. a. relating to guardianship b. relating to, providing, or being protective care or services for basic needs 2. having sole or primary custody ...
custodian
noun Date: 1602 one that guards and protects or maintains; especially one entrusted with guarding and keeping property or records or with custody or guardianship of prisoners ...
custodianship
noun see custodian
custody
noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English custodie, from Latin custodia guarding, from custod-, custos guardian Date: 15th century immediate charge and control (as over a ...
custom
I. noun Etymology: Middle English custume, from Anglo-French, from Latin consuetudin-, consuetudo, from consuescere to accustom, from com- + suescere to accustom; akin to suus ...
custom-built
adjective Date: 1925 built to individual specifications
custom-made
adjective Date: 1845 made to individual specifications
custom-tailor
transitive verb Date: 1895 to alter, plan, or build according to individual specifications or needs
customarily
adverb see customary
customariness
noun see customary
customary
adjective Date: 1535 1. based on or established by custom 2. commonly practiced, used, or observed Synonyms: see usual • customarily adverb • customariness noun
customer
noun Etymology: Middle English custumer, from custume Date: 15th century 1. one that purchases a commodity or service 2. an individual usually having some specified ...
customhouse
also customshouse noun Date: 15th century a building where customs and duties are paid or collected and where vessels are entered and cleared
customise
British variant of customize
customizable
adjective see customize
customization
noun see customize
customize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1923 to build, fit, or alter according to individual specifications • customizable adjective • customization noun • customizer ...
customizer
noun see customize
customshouse
noun see customhouse
custos morum
foreign term Etymology: Latin guardian of manners or morals ; censor
cut
I. verb (cut; cutting) Etymology: Middle English cutten Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument b. to hurt the ...
cut a deal
phrasal to negotiate an agreement
cut back
verb Date: 1871 transitive verb to shorten by cutting ; prune intransitive verb 1. to interrupt the sequence of a plot (as of a movie) by introducing events prior to ...
cut both ways
phrasal to have both favorable and unfavorable results or implications
cut corners
phrasal to perform some action in the quickest, easiest, or cheapest way
cut down
verb Date: 1571 transitive verb 1. a. to strike down and kill or incapacitate b. knock down 2. a. to remodel by removing extras or unwanted furnishings and ...
cut down to size
phrasal to reduce from an inflated or exaggerated importance to true or suitable stature
cut glass
noun Date: 1761 glass ornamented with patterns cut into its surface by an abrasive wheel and polished
cut ice
phrasal to be of importance — usually used in negative constructions
cut in
verb Date: 1612 intransitive verb 1. to thrust oneself into a position between others or belonging to another 2. to join in something suddenly 3. to interrupt a ...
cut it
phrasal to cut the mustard
cut loose
phrasal 1. to free from control or restraint 2. to act without restraint
cut of one's jib
phrasal appearance, style
cut off
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to bring to an untimely end 2. to stop the passage of 3. shut off, bar 4. discontinue, terminate 5. separate, ...
cut one's teeth
phrasal to learn, do, or perform as a beginning or at the start of one's career
cut out
I. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to form by erosion 2. to determine or assign through necessity
cut the mustard
phrasal to achieve the standard of performance necessary for success
cut time
noun Date: 1951 duple or quadruple time with the beat represented by a half note
cut to the chase
phrasal to get to the point
cut up
verb Date: 1580 transitive verb 1. a. to cut into parts or pieces b. to injure or damage by or as if by cutting ; gash, slash 2. to subject to hostile criticism ; ...
cut-and-dried
also cut-and-dry adjective Date: 1710 being or done according to a plan, set procedure, or formula ; routine
cut-and-dry
adjective see cut-and-dried
cut-and-paste
adjective Date: 1953 pieced together by excerpting and combining fragments from multiple sources
cut-and-try
adjective Date: 1903 marked by trial and error
cut-grass
noun Date: circa 1818 a grass (especially genus Leersia) with minute hooked bristles along the edges of the leaf blade
cut-in
noun Date: 1883 something cut in • cut-in adjective
cut-price
adjective Date: 1910 chiefly British cut-rate
cut-rate
adjective Date: 1904 1. marked by, offering, or making use of a reduced rate or price 2. second-rate, cheap
cutability
noun Date: 1965 the proportion of lean salable meat yielded by a carcass
cutaneous
adjective Etymology: New Latin cutaneus, from Latin cutis skin — more at hide Date: 1578 of, relating to, or affecting the skin • cutaneously adverb
cutaneously
adverb see cutaneous

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