Cut up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkət ʌp|  American pronunciation of the word cut up
Brit.  |kʌt ʌp|  British pronunciation of the word cut up

verb

- cut to pieces (syn: carve)
- destroy or injure severely (syn: mangle, mutilate)
- separate into isolated compartments or categories
- significantly cut up a manuscript (syn: hack)

adjective

- cut into pieces

Examples

Please cut up the meat for the dog as his teeth are bad now.

Her performance was cut up in the next day's newspapers.

The town was (badly) cut up in last night's bombing.

The enemy are being cut up in the battle.

It's been raining for a week and the children are really cutting up.

Sam likes to cut up at parties.

...high-spirited cousins who cut up at every family gathering...

How much do you think he'll cut up for?

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