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We've rated cut as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

3 December 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 59 answers for the crossword clue 'cut', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given cut a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen cut as an answer itself some 296 times.

cut is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 with the answer being GASH, but the most popular answer for this clue is SEVER.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • An unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
  • The act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
  • The division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
  • (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
  • The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  • In baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball"
  • A trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
  • The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
  • The act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
  • The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
  • A distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album"
  • A remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all"
  • (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
  • A refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
  • A share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
  • A wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
  • A step on some scale; "he is a cut above the rest"
  • Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
  • Cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
  • Hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
  • Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
  • Function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
  • Form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
  • Pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
  • Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  • Move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
  • Give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
  • Intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"
  • A canal made by erosion or excavation
  • Grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
  • Have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
  • Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"
  • Mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup"
  • Make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
  • Penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
  • Reap or harvest; "cut grain"
  • Separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
  • Allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
  • Style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"
  • Create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
  • Make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
  • Stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
  • Pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
  • (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse"
  • (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"
  • Made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
  • Have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
  • Dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
  • Refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
  • Perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
  • Form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
  • Make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
  • Discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
  • (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book"
  • The style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
  • A piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
  • Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
  • Cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"
  • Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"
  • Cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  • Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
  • Fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
  • Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"
  • Make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
  • Record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
  • Be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"
  • With parts removed; "the drastically cut film"
  • Separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"
  • Fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet"
  • (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Chop or split with an ax; "axe wood"

Strike with an axe; cut down, strike; "hew an oak"

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

A loft in a barn where hay is stored

A power tool for cutting wood

4 Letters


A portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

A grounder that bounces high in the air

A sharp slanting blow; "he gave me a clip on the ear"

A pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food


Selectively dissolve the surface of (a semiconductor or printed circuit) with a solvent, laser, or stream of electrons

A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

Kick on the shins

Cut or shaped with hard blows of a heavy cutting instrument like an ax or chisel; "a house built of hewn logs"; "rough-hewn stone"; "a path hewn through the underbrush"

(used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"

Mate successfully; of livestock

Leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

Decrease gradually or bit by bit


A mistake resulting from neglect

A long narrow opening

The act of clipping or snipping

Engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"

5 Letters

Cut to pieces; "Father carved the ham"


Edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle

Become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"




Set or keep apart; "sever a relationship"

Have, give, or receive a share of; "We shared the cake"

The act of removing hair with a razor

Cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb"

A strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

Hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction

Brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"

6 Letters

Wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information; "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"




Make an incision into by carving or cutting

Any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part


Take off weight

Used of meat; cut into pieces for serving

7 Letters

Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

Cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"

Cut with or as if with scissors

Detached by cutting; "cut flowers"; "a severed head"; "an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm"

Having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers; "picked up the baby's shorn curls from the floor"; "naked as a sheared sheep"

Edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"

(used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers"

8 Letters

The act of decreasing or reducing something

The cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)

Decreased in severity; made less harsh

9 Letters


Cut short; "a sawed-off shotgun"; "a sawed-off broomstick"; "the shortened rope was easier to use"

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