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.