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Related to cut loose: a far cry from, make a mark, same old same old


1. Botany incised or divided
2. Veterinary science gelded or castrated
3. Economics a decrease in government finance in a particular department or area, usually leading to a reduction of services, staff numbers, etc.
4. short for power cut
5. Chiefly US and Canadian a quantity of timber cut during a specific time or operation
6. Sport the spin of a cut ball
7. Cricket a stroke made with the bat in a roughly horizontal position
8. Films an immediate transition from one shot to the next, brought about by splicing the two shots together
9. Chem a fraction obtained in distillation, as in oil refining
10. the metal removed in a single pass of a machine tool
a. the shape of the teeth of a file
b. their coarseness or fineness
12. Brit a stretch of water, esp a canal
13. make the cut Golf to better or equal the required score after two rounds in a strokeplay tournament, thus avoiding elimination from the final two rounds
14. miss the cut Golf to achieve a greater score after the first two rounds of a strokeplay tournament than that required to play in the remaining two rounds



a relief printing plate used for reproducing illustrations. Depending on the type of original being reproduced, either a linecut or halftone is made. Linecuts are made from an original consisting of lines, strokes, and solid backgrounds of uniform density (pen-and-ink drawings, engraved prints, sketches); halftones are made from an image with varying densities (photographs, watercolors, or oil paintings).

Cuts are made with wood, linoleum, zinc, brass, copper, or plastic. In making zinc cuts, which are the most widely used, the original is first photographed; using photomechanical methods, it is then transferred onto a zinc plate with a light-sensitive coating, after which the areas between the surfaces to be printed are deepened by chemical or electrochemical etching. Copper cuts are made by hand engraving or etching in a solution of ferric chloride. There is also a quick method, known as single-process etching, for making magnesium and zinc cuts with etching machines. Cuts are also made on electroengraving machines. One cut will print 40,000–50,000 copies.


Geodakov, A. I. Tsinkografiia. Moscow, 1962.
Geodakov, A. I. Proizvodstvo klishe. Moscow, 1972.


A double-strand incision in a duplex deoxyribonucleic acid molecule.
(chemical engineering)
A fraction obtained by a separation process.
A section of a crystal having two parallel major surfaces; cuts are specified by their orientation with respect to the axes of the natural crystal, such as X cut, Y cut, BT cut, and AT cut.
(graphic arts)
A photoengraving used in letterpress printing.
The style in which a gem is cut, such as brilliant cut, single cut, or rose cut.
A subset of a given set whose removal from the original set leaves a set that is not connected.
(mining engineering)
To intersect a vein or a working.
To excavate coal.
To shear one side of an entry or a crosscut by digging out the coal from floor to roof with a pick.
(cell and molecular biology)
A double-strand incision in a duplex deoxyribonucleic acid molecule.
The fraction that is removed as product or advanced to the next separative element in an isotope separation process.
The number of needles per inch in the cylinder or needle bed in a knitting frame.


1. Excavated material.
2. The void resulting from the excavation of material.
3. The depth to which material is to be excavated to bring the surface to a predetermined grade.
4. In the theater, a long slot across the stage floor for the introduction or removal of scenery.


i. To switch off an aircraft engine.
ii. To cut the gun. To close the throttle of an engine.
iii. In air navigation, the intersection of two lines of position; this is the smaller angle between these two lines.



(1) Remove. Delete. See cut and paste.

(2) In a video or movie, a sharp transition from one scene to another.

(3) A Unix command that extracts data from a file based on its location within the file.
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Josh Morris, Australia's other debutant, scored twice - while twin brother Brett also grabbed two - as the Kangaroos, who led only 8-0 at half-time, cut loose after the break.
He said a proactive approach to layoffs is good for workers who remain, as well as for those who were cut loose and for the overall economy.
With New York's best-loved lions, Patience and Fortitude, keeping their usual staid vigil in front of the Public Library, more than 150 partygoers cut loose on a balmy late-June evening directly behind it in Bryant Park, as guests of The Judicial Title Insurance Agency.
Today, the Coalition, which was cut loose by Robertson in December of 2001, is more than $2 million in debt and has only one employee left in Washington.
Wexford boss Seamus Murphy has promised that his men will throw everything at Cork - but it might not be enough and attacking Cork may see the Rebels cut loose and run up a good score.
Her victim, who she cut loose, was found with a red mark around his neck and bruises following the attack in a wood in Dewsbury,West Yorkshire, in May.
The duo insisted that the 2005 edition will go ahead even if they are cut loose from Telefilm and SODEC funding.
When architects house themselves, the opportunity to cut loose is constrained by the need to live in what they've created and the desire to put their talents on show.
After going 40 minutes without scoring a try, the Irish cut loose and went on to run in eight, including four in a devastating nine-minute spell either side of half-time.
Check to see if today is acceptable and then cut loose, manage your independence, ask questions, keep focused, build a team and work hard.
Cut Loose Quilts by Jan Mullen features 18 fun, colorful projects based on traditional quilt-block patterns but without using math or matching points.
A RAMPAGING Bonymaen cut loose in the second half to score 40 points without reply after having turned around 10-5 down.