becut

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bekutten (found in compound for-bekutte (mutilated)), equivalent to be- +‎ cut.

Verb[edit]

becut (third-person singular simple present becuts, present participle becutting, simple past and past participle becut)

  1. (transitive) To cut about; cut around; cut up; cut off; sever.
    • 1868, John Taylor, Works of John Taylor:
      And dead and cold, me then againe they martyr-'d, Me all in pieces they becut and quartir'd, [...]