cut in

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See also: cut-in, cutin, and cûtin



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cut in (third-person singular simple present cuts in, present participle cutting in, simple past and past participle cut in)

  1. To intrude or interrupt.
    1. To join a queue in the middle, as opposed to at the back.
      Synonyms: jump the queue, push in, queue-jump
    2. To pull in front of another vehicle in traffic, especially to do so dangerously or unfairly.
    3. (surfing) To begin riding a wave in front of someone else whose legitimate turn it is.
    4. (idiomatic, dated) To dance with someone who is already dancing by replacing his or her partner.
  2. When painting, to paint edges, corners, or trim in preparation for rolling larger areas.

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