cut up about someone or something

od. emotionally upset about someone or something.
She was all cut up about her divorce.
You could see how cut up she was.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • cut up — {v.} 1. {informal} To hurt the feelings of; wound. Usually used in the passive. * /John was badly cut up when Susie gave him back his ring./ 2. {slang} To act funny or rough; clown, * /Joe would always cut up if there were any girls watching./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut up — {v.} 1. {informal} To hurt the feelings of; wound. Usually used in the passive. * /John was badly cut up when Susie gave him back his ring./ 2. {slang} To act funny or rough; clown, * /Joe would always cut up if there were any girls watching./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut — cut1 [ kʌt ] (past tense and past participle cut) verb *** ▸ 1 use knife/sharp tool ▸ 2 have ability to cut ▸ 3 injure part of body ▸ 4 reduce/lower ▸ 5 on computer ▸ 6 stop something moving/working ▸ 7 make something shorter ▸ 8 divide playing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — 1 /kVt/ verb past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting 1 DIVIDE WITH KNIFE ETC (T) to divide something into two or more pieces using a sharp tool such as a knife: Do you want me to cut the cake? | The thieves had cut the phone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — [[t]kʌ̱t[/t]] ♦ cuts, cutting (The form cut is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut… …   English dictionary

  • cut up — I verb 1. cut to pieces (Freq. 2) Father carved the ham • Syn: ↑carve • See Also: ↑carve up (for: ↑carve) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut off — I verb 1. make a break in (Freq. 8) We interrupt the program for the following messages • Syn: ↑interrupt, ↑disrupt, ↑break up • Derivationally related forms: ↑disruption …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut*/*/*/ — [kʌt] (past tense and past participle cut) verb [T] I 1) to use a knife or other sharp tool to divide something into pieces, or to remove a piece of something I need a sharp knife to cut the bread with.[/ex] The telephone wires had been cut.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • cut up — phrasal verb I UK / US adjective informal 1) upset, or offended cut up about: Maria s still cut up about the way he treated her. 2) injured by being cut many times He s badly cut up from the broken glass. II Word forms cut up : present tense… …   English dictionary


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