informalused to say that everyone in a place is very annoyed or angry with each other and this is very easy to notice
WORD FOCUS: cut WORD FOCUS: cut chopto cut vegetables, meat, or wood into pieces sliceto cut bread, vegetables, or meat into thin pieces diceto cut vegetables into small pieces peelto cut the outside part off an onion, apple etc grateto cut cheese or vegetables into small pieces by rubbing them against a special tool carveto cut pieces from a large piece of meat sawto cut wood using a special tool called a saw chop downto cut down a tree, using an axe snipto cut something quickly using scissors shaveto remove hair from your face or body trimto remove small parts of something to make it look neat mowto cut grass pruneto cut off the top part of plants, in order to make them grow better cut ➔slit, slash, graze, gash, amputate
cut across something
if a problem or feeling cuts across different groups of people, they are all affected by it:
Domestic violence seems to cut across most social divisions.
cut something ↔ away
to remove unwanted or unnecessary parts from something by cutting it:
Cut away all the dead wood.
1to reduce the amount, size, cost etc of something