cut up

cut up
verb
1. cut to pieces (Freq. 2)
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Father carved the ham

Syn: ↑carve
See Also: ↑carve up (for: ↑carve)
Derivationally related forms: ↑carver (for: ↑carve)
Hypernyms: ↑cut
Hyponyms: ↑shave, ↑fillet, ↑filet
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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They cut up the cape

2. destroy or injure severely (Freq. 1)
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The madman mutilates art work

Syn: ↑mutilate, ↑mangle
Derivationally related forms: ↑mangler (for: ↑mangle), ↑mutilation (for: ↑mutilate), ↑mutilator (for: ↑mutilate)
Hypernyms: ↑damage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. separate into isolated compartments or categories
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You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!

Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑disunite, ↑divide, ↑part
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. significantly cut up a manuscript
Syn: ↑hack
Hypernyms: ↑edit, ↑redact
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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They won't cut up the story

adjective
cut into pieces
Similar to: ↑cut

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1) informal behave in a mischievous or unruly manner

kids cutting up in a classroom

2) informal (of a horse race) have a particular selection of runners

the race has cut up badly with no other opposition from England

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cut up [phrasal verb]
1 US, informal : to behave in a silly or rude way

I was sent to the principal's office for cutting up [=clowning around] in class.

— see also cutup
2 cut (something) up or cut up (something) : to cut (something) into parts or pieces

He cut up the candy into little pieces and gave it to the child.

— often + into

The area was cut up [=divided] into three separate farms.

They cut up the wood into small pieces.

We made sandwiches and cut them up into triangles.

3 cut (someone or something) up or cut up (someone or something)
3 a : to hurt or damage (someone or something) by cutting

He got cut up pretty badly in the fight.

His face and arms were all cut up.

3 b informal : to criticize (someone or something) in a harsh way

The critics really cut up his last play.

3 c
◇ In informal British English, to be cut up about something is to be very sad or upset about something.

I was pretty cut up about the way the critics treated my last play.

She's really cut up about losing her job.

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Main Entry:cut

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ˌcut ˈup derived
(NAmE, informal) to behave in a noisy and silly way
Main entry:cutderived

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