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cut up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut up phrasal verb1 CUTcut into pieces cut something ↔ up to cut something into small pieces πŸ”Š Could you cut the pizza up, please?cut something ↔ up into πŸ”Š He cut the paper up into little pieces.2 driving cut somebody/something ↔ up British English to suddenly drive in front of a moving vehicle in a dangerous way πŸ”Š Some idiot cut me up on the motorway.3 BEHAVEbehave badly American English informal to behave in a noisy or rude way4 cut up roughVIOLENT British English informal to react in an angry or violent way πŸ”Š Careful how you approach him – he can cut up a bit rough if he’s got a mind to.5 criticize cut somebody ↔ up informal to criticize someone in an unpleasant way β†’ cut up β†’ cutβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cut up roughβ€’ But he can cut up rough and turn a bit nasty if he's got a mind to.
cut upˌcut ˈup, cut-up adjective [not before noun] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 informal very upset about something that has happenedcut up about πŸ”Š He was very cut up about Stephen dying.2 β†’ be badly cut upcut-upˈcut-up noun [countable] American English informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š someone who makes other people laugh by doing amusing things, especially in a situation when they should not do this
Examples from the Corpus
cut-upβ€’ She was real cut-up about the hens.
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Verb table
cut
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycut
he, she, itcuts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycut
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cut
he, she, ithas cut
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cut
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cut
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cut
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cutting
he, she, itis cutting
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you, we, theyare cutting
Past
I, he, she, itwas cutting
you, we, theywere cutting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cutting
he, she, ithas been cutting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cutting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cutting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cutting
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