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German translation of 'cut'

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[kʌt ]Word forms: cut
1.  Schnitt m
(wound) Schnittwunde f
to make a cut in sth in etw acc einen Einschnitt machen
his hair could do with a cut seine Haare könnten mal wieder geschnitten werden
it’s a cut above the rest of them es ist den anderen um einiges überlegen
the cut and thrust of politics das Spannungsfeld der Politik
the cut and thrust of the debate die Hitze der Debatte
2.  (reduction)
(in prices) Senkung f
(in salaries, expenditure, text, film etc) Kürzung f
(in working hours, holidays) (Ver)kürzung f
(in production, output) Einschränkung f
a cut in prices/taxes eine Preis-/Steuersenkung
a 1% cut in interest rates eine 1%ige Senkung des Zinssatzes
he had to take a cut in (his) salary er musste eine Gehaltskürzung hinnehmen
the censor had made so many cuts die Zensur hatte so viel gestrichen
3.  [of meat] Stück nt
4.  (share) (informal) Anteil mTeil m
to take one’s cut sich dat seinen Teil or Anteil nehmen
5.  (electricity and electronics) Unterbrechung f (in )
(planned) Sperre f
power/electricity cut Stromausfall m; (planned) Stromsperre f
6.  (cards) Abheben nt
it’s your cut du hebst ab
[grass] gemäht
[prices] herabgesetzt
to have a cut finger/lip eine Schnittwunde am Finger/an der Lippe haben
a well-cut dress ein gut geschnittenes Kleid
cut flowers Schnittblumen npl
hand-cut crystal handgeschliffenes Kristall
the cut version of a film die gekürzte Fassung eines Films
transitive verb
1.  (make cut in) schneiden
[cake] anschneiden
[rope] durchschneiden
[grass] mähen
to cut one’s finger sich dat am Finger schneiden
to cut one’s nails sich dat die Nägel schneiden
to cut oneself (shaving) sich (beim Rasieren) schneiden
to cut sth in half/three etw halbieren/dritteln
to cut a hole in sth ein Loch in etw acc schneiden
to cut to pieces zerstückeln
to cut open aufschneiden
he cut his head open er hat sich dat den Kopf aufgeschlagen
to have or get one’s hair cut sich dat die Haare schneiden lassen
to cut sb free/loose jdn losschneiden
2.  (shape)
[steps] schlagen
[channel] ausheben
[glass, crystal, diamond] schleifen
[fabric, suit, dress] zuschneiden
[key] anfertigen
to cut a fine/sorry figure eine gute/schlechte Figur machen
3.  (break off)
[ties, links] abbrechen
4.  (reduce)
[prices] herabsetzen
[quantity] reduzieren
[working hours, holidays, expenses, salary, text, programme, film] kürzen
[production, output] verringern
5.  (remove)
[part of programme, text, film] streichen
to cut and paste text (computing) Text ausschneiden und einfügen
6.  (censor)
[film] Teile streichen aus
7.  (cards)
to cut the cards/the pack abheben
8.  (edit)
[film] schneiden
9.  (music)
[record] pressen
[singer] machen
10.  (stop)
[engine] abstellen
11.  (set structures)
to cut sb/sth short
to cut sb short jdm das Wort abschneiden
to cut sth short etw vorzeitig abbrechen
to cut a long story short der langen Rede kurzer Sinn
to cut sb dead
to cut sb dead (British) jdn wie Luft behandeln
to cut a tooth zahnen
to cut it fine (British)
2.20 would be cutting it a bit fine 2.20 Uhr wäre ein bisschen knapp
aren’t you cutting it a bit fine? (British) ist das nicht ein bisschen knapp?
to cut one’s losses eine Sache abschließen, ehe der Schaden (noch) größer wird
intransitive verb
1.  [instrumentknife, scissors] schneiden
[lawn mower] mähen
to cut loose (figurative) sich losmachen; (US) (informal) loslegen (inf)
to cut both ways (figurative) ein zweischneidiges Schwert sein
to cut and run
to cut and run abhauen (inf)
2.  (intersect) sich schneiden
3.  (cinema)
(change scenes) überblenden (to zu)
(stop filming) abbrechen
cut! Schnitt!
4.  (cards) abheben
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Example Sentences Including 'cut'

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Making a balance transfer to a cheaper card to cut the interest would help too.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Not so much hair as a crew cut.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There will also be job cuts at the group as the board looks to reduce costs.
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
You cannot raise taxes and cut spending without hurting growth.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Failing units could be closed and the trust could make considerable staff cuts.
Computing (2010)
And his ancestors turn out to be a cut above what he expected.
The Sun (2016)
April is also the time to think about cutting them back.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Campaigners claimed government budget cuts were to blame.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Might we have to take a wage cut because our employer is in trouble?
Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Others simply want to cut their exposure to chemicals.
The Sun (2013)
She looks a cut above this lot.
The Sun (2014)
The cost of cutting the grass and keeping the woodland under control?
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The notion of rearranging the cut pieces to save slices is not crazy.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The text is cut down to two hours.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They will survive a mild winter outdoors and then need cutting back.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Use a sharp knife to cut out their cores and slip off their skins.
Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Will the Government now stop the cuts in disability benefits?
The Sun (2016)
You had to have most of your hair cut off for the role.
The Sun (2012)
His opening round of 76 left him at four over par and in danger of missing another cut.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The game has an overload of cut scenes which stop the flow.
The Sun (2009)
What he had finally proved was that he could cut it in another sport.
Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Another way is just to make sure you cut back hard enough in spring.
Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Peel off the film and cut the honeycomb into shards with a sharp knife.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The meat has been cut and left to mature in a vacuum pack.
Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Lighting up in public places was outlawed in 2007 and a cut in passive smoking is said to have brought the huge drop in heart disease.
The Sun (2016)
Or maybe he was sending a signal that he wanted no more cuts.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
People want to hear about cutting council tax or bringing down crime.
The Sun (2013)
Some councils have removed litter bins to save money after government cuts to their budgets.
Times, Sunday Times (2017)
The council is funding the cameras by cutting back on office costs and speed awareness courses.
The Sun (2011)
The men had cut through part of the roof of the truck to clamber in.
The Sun (2009)
The rebels continued to lose ground in the centre of the city yesterday, and risked having their enclave to the north cut in two.
Times, Sunday Times (2016)

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'cut' in Other Languages

British English: cut /kʌt/ NOUN
A cut is a place on your skin where something sharp has gone through it.
He had a cut on his cheek.
  • American English: cut
  • Arabic: جُرْح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: corte
  • Chinese: 切口
  • Croatian: rez
  • Czech: říznutí
  • Danish: rift
  • Dutch: snee
  • European Spanish: corte
  • Finnish: leikkaus
  • French: coupure
  • German: Schnitt
  • Greek: κόψιμο
  • Italian: taglio
  • Japanese: 切断
  • Korean: 자른 부분
  • Norwegian: kutt
  • Polish: cięcie
  • European Portuguese: corte
  • Romanian: tăietură
  • Russian: порез
  • Latin American Spanish: corte
  • Swedish: skärsår
  • Thai: บาดแผล
  • Turkish: kesme
  • Ukrainian: поріз
  • Vietnamese: vết cắt
British English: cut /kʌt/ VERB
chop or slice If you cut something, you use a knife or scissors to divide it into pieces.
We cut the cake.
You can hear the saw as it cuts through the wood.
  • American English: cut
  • Arabic: يُقَطِّعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cortar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: sjeći
  • Czech: řezat
  • Danish: skære
  • Dutch: snijden
  • European Spanish: cortar
  • Finnish: leikata
  • French: couper
  • German: schneiden
  • Greek: κόβω
  • Italian: tagliare
  • Japanese: 切る
  • Korean: 자르다
  • Norwegian: skjære
  • Polish: uciąć
  • European Portuguese: cortar
  • Romanian: a tăia
  • Russian: резать
  • Latin American Spanish: cortar
  • Swedish: skära
  • Thai: ตัด
  • Turkish: kesmek
  • Ukrainian: різати
  • Vietnamese: cắt
British English: cut /kʌt/ VERB
yourself If you cut yourself, something sharp goes through your skin and blood comes out.
Don't cut yourself on the broken glass.
  • American English: cut
  • Arabic: يَقْطَعُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: cortar
  • Chinese: 割伤
  • Croatian: porezati se
  • Czech: říznout se
  • Danish: skære
  • Dutch: snijden
  • European Spanish: cortarse
  • Finnish: leikata
  • French: se couper
  • German: sich schneiden
  • Greek: κόβομαι
  • Italian: tagliare
  • Japanese: 切ってけがをする
  • Korean: 자르다
  • Norwegian: kutte
  • Polish: skaleczyć się
  • European Portuguese: cortar
  • Romanian: a se tăia
  • Russian: порезаться
  • Latin American Spanish: cortarselastimarse
  • Swedish: skära
  • Thai: บาด ทำให้บาด
  • Turkish: kesmek
  • Ukrainian: порізатися
  • Vietnamese: cắt trúng tay


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