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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Since inflammation has been linked with serious diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, the psychologists suggest that it may be prudent to cut one's losses in the face of insurmountable obstacles.
Avoiding it is not the same as winning the war, but it is a way to cut one's losses.
Better to cut one's losses and go gracefully before credibility is completely destroyed.