cut into sth

cut into sth
UK US cut into sth
Phrasal Verb with cut({{}}/kʌt/ verb [T] (cutting, cut, cut)
to make something less or smaller: »

High costs cut into profit margins.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — 1 /kVt/ verb past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting 1 DIVIDE WITH KNIFE ETC (T) to divide something into two or more pieces using a sharp tool such as a knife: Do you want me to cut the cake? | The thieves had cut the phone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hole/opening made by cutting ADJECTIVE ▪ clean, neat ▪ little, small ▪ long ▪ straight …   Collocations dictionary

  • cut*/*/*/ — [kʌt] (past tense and past participle cut) verb [T] I 1) to use a knife or other sharp tool to divide something into pieces, or to remove a piece of something I need a sharp knife to cut the bread with.[/ex] The telephone wires had been cut.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • into — before vowels; strong / Intu:/ preposition 1 INSIDE CONTAINER, PLACE, AREA in order to be inside something or to be in a place or area: I saw Jim this morning; he was going into the paper shop. | Sue got back into bed and pulled the quilt over… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • into — in|to W1S1 [ ıntə before vowels ıntu strong ıntu:] prep ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(to the inside of something)¦ 2¦(becoming involved)¦ 3¦(changing)¦ 4¦(hitting something)¦ 5¦(direction)¦ 6¦(time)¦ 7¦(finding out)¦ 8¦(dividing numbers)¦ 9 be into something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut it fine — To take risks by leaving insufficient margin for error • • • Main Entry: ↑cut cut it fine To do something with little time or space to spare • • • Main Entry: ↑fine * * * cut it fine british informal phrase to …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut — ▪ I. cut cut 1 [kʌt] noun [countable] 1. a planned reduction in the amount or level of something: cut in • The chairman took an $800,000 cut in pay last year because of poor profits. • the president s programme of budget cuts …   Financial and business terms

  • ˌcut sth ˈup — phrasal verb to cut something into several pieces You have to cut food up for young children.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rough-cut — adjective 1. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste he had coarse manners but a first rate mind behavior that branded him as common an untutored and uncouth human being an uncouth soldier a real tough guy appealing to the vulgar taste for… …   Useful english dictionary

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