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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. i. 1. To do the work of an edged tool; to serve in dividing or gashing; as, a knife cuts well. [1913 Webster] 2. To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster] Panels of white wood that cuts like cheese. --Holmes. [1913 Webster] 3. To perform the operation of dividing, severing, incising, intersecting, etc.; to use a cutting instrument. [1913 Webster] He saved the lives of thousands by his manner of cutting for the stone. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To make a stroke with a whip. [1913 Webster] 5. To interfere, as a horse. [1913 Webster] 6. To move or make off quickly. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 7. To divide a pack of cards into two portion to decide the deal or trump, or to change the order of the cards to be dealt. [1913 Webster] To cut across, to pass over or through in the most direct way; as, to cut across a field. To cut and run, to make off suddenly and quickly; -- from the cutting of a ship's cable, when there is not time to raise the anchor. [Colloq.] To cut in or To cut into, to interrupt; to join in anything suddenly. To cut up. (a) To play pranks. [Colloq.] (b) To divide into portions well or ill; to have the property left at one's death turn out well or poorly when divided among heirs, legatees, etc. [Slang.] "When I die, may I cut up as well as Morgan Pendennis." --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]