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In the simpler phrasing of Uncle Peter Bines, he will "cut loose."

The trouble is that we've just had to cut that fine old New York family off our list.

After a year of that, he'll be taken into the office and his hours will be cut down to eight.

With a sharp piece of flint he cut the fur of the animal's back.

But he had been cut out, and by Robert Rushton—one of his father's factory hands.

Cut deeper; the knife is too short: deeper, mia brave Corneliolina!

He had determined before to answer them and cut up Gladstone!

The posse would plunge ahead, and he could cut in toward Los Toros.

But you thought the girl had cut loose from you, and it hurt you.

I cannot cut myself off from it; it cannot cut itself off from me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., possibly Scandinavian, from North Germanic *kut- (cf. Swedish dialectal kuta "to cut," kuta "knife," Old Norse kuti "knife"), or from Old French couteau "knife." Replaced Old English ceorfan (see carve (v.)), sniþan, and scieran (see shear). Meaning "to be absent without excuse" is British university slang from 1794. To cut a pack of cards is from 1590s. Related: Cutting.

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