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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

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He said that "al-Iraqiya Coalition supports cutting short the number of the Iraqi cabinet ministers, thing that would facilitate the process, along with the withdrawal of a number of ministers," adding that "al-Iraqiya supports the changing of the negligent ministers.
He has flown back to Beirut, cutting short his trip to the US, in response to the coalition crisis and is expected to meet President Suleiman on his arrival to discuss the matter.
His daughter chased him to the stage, cutting short his acceptance speech.