Synonyms and Antonyms Dictionary -Lesson 27: Cut (verb)

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cut verb

Synonyms: cut, slice, chop, slash

cut: to divide, reduce or remove something using a sharp tool, e.g. a knife or scissors

Example: The meat is very tough – I can’t cut it with my knife. He needs to get his hair cut.

Example: There were six children, so she cut the cake into six pieces.

slice: to cut something into thin pieces
Example: She stood at the table slicing bread and meat for lunch.

chop: to cut something roughly into small pieces with a knife or other sharp tool
Example: He spent the afternoon chopping wood for the fire.

slash: to make a long cut in something with a knife, often violently
Example: He slashed the painting with a kitchen knife.