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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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One, familiar to many shops, was the desire to cut dead machine time during changeovers.
Ask Andre Villas-Boas, cut dead by Mourinho for the 'crime' of wanting to be a manager in his own right, rather than stay working under him at Inter.
Cut dead or rotting tree branches to prevent them from falling on your or your neighbor's property.