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    "While her voice may have an air of mansuetude, she proved that she could easily cut above the din of the boys in her band. . .." (Christopher Muther, The Boston Globe, June 24, 2004)

    what's the meaning of "she could easily cut above the din of the boys in her band....".? thanks.

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    "While her voice may have an air of mansuetude, she proved that she could easily cut above the din of the boys in her band. . .." (Christopher Muther, The Boston Globe, June 24, 2004)

    what's the meaning of "she could easily cut above the din of the boys in her band....".? thanks.
    It means that with ease she could make her voice loud enough to be heard, inspite of the noise that her band made.

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    i still don't know clearly the way of the usage of "cut" here. hope your help. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    i still don't know clearly the way of the usage of "cut" here. hope your help. thanks.
    "cut" is a somewhat unusual word to use here so don't worry about it too much. "cut above" means (to rise above) (to be louder than) and be heard.

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    hi,2006.many thanks for your help. now i get it.

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