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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    I agree with Ron! The only possible answer is 'cut up'!
    I think "I was cut up" could also mean "I was uncomfortable" or maybe "I wass stuck with..." Ex.: "I'm late 'cause I was cut in the office",but I'm not sure ...Could anyone tell me?

    PS:"Cut to the chase" means go to the point of interest (as we would say in spanish ve al grano )

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    Cut to fit , cut to pattern . These are used in tailoring and clothing. Your carpet can be cut to order . I heard that on a carpet store's commercial.
    Last edited by GaryEM; 26-Feb-2008 at 23:38. Reason: Thread is too old.

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    To "cut off" also means to lose the connection in a phonecall. In the UK and Ireland, that is. And yes, "cut to the chase" also can be said as' "come on, what is the bottom line?" In other words, to stop elaborating on a subject and to "get to the point" of the monologue.

    "Cut up" is the answer! Again, at least in the UK and Ireland.

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    hi...... every one
    I'm new here

    i'm sorry i'don't know what is the phrasel verbs cuz
    My english is not to good, so I want to learn and practise my English here
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    thank you everyone for the attantion

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    Quote Originally Posted by karimk View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I'm new here.

    I'm sorry I don't know what phrasal verbs are because my English is not so good,
    so I want to learn and practise my English here.
    I can be your friend and we can share everything.

    Thank you everyone for the attention!
    karimk, I've corrected your post as best I could.
    Please take your time and read it!

    Cheers!

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    I think , I need more exercises on phrasal verbs.

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    I think, At last I have fined out the answer that cut up?,think so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaSrO View Post
    I think "I was cut up" could also mean "I was uncomfortable" or maybe "I wass stuck with..." Ex.: "I'm late 'cause I was cut in the office",but I'm not sure ...Could anyone tell me?
    No, that's not quite right. Stick with the definition of emotionally upset. (I just noticed that this one hadn't been answered.)


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    Be wary though. "Cutting up" means cracking jokes and otherwise trying to be funny. Sometimes it has the implication of being disruptive, though not always.

    "Johnny wouldn't stop cutting up in class, so the teacher brought him to the principal."
    "We were cutting up and having a good time at the Midnight Rodeo."

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    I am probably showing my age with this one, but I distinctly remember being "all cut up" when my girlfriend broke up with me. I remember that expression as being one of pain (perhaps the origin of the expression) or sadness. More often, though, it was used to refer to the "class clown," who would "cut up" in class.

    A few others:

    Cut through - to take a shortcut
    Cut off - to swerve a car into another's lane
    Cut down - to kill
    Cut around - to pass
    Cut in - to get into a line in front of others without permission

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