(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. hack, cut, gash, cleave, sever, sunder, slice, carve; whip, scourge; mark down, reduce, lower. See disjunction, decrease.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. slit, gash, sever; see cut 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
stroke, swipe, cut, gash, slit, wound, laceration, incision, score, tear.
1. cut stroke, swipe, gash, slit, jag, wound, lacerate, incise, slice, score, tear, hack, rip open, mutilate, open.
2. reduce cut, decrease, drop, lower.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To penetrate with a sharp edge: cut, gash, incise, pierce, slit. See ENTER, HELP. 2. To criticize harshly and devastatingly: blister, drub, excoriate, flay, lash, rip into, scarify1, scathe, scorch, score, scourge, slap. Informal: roast. Slang: slam. Idioms: burn someone's ears, crawl all over, pin someone's ears back, put someone on the griddle, put someone on the hot seat, rake over the coals, read the riot act to. See PRAISE. 3. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising: chop1, clip1, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, lop1, lower2, pare, prune, shear, trim, truncate. See INCREASE. II noun 1. The result of cutting: cut, gash, incision, slice, slit, split. See ENTER, HELP. 2. An incision, a notch, or a slight cut made with or as if with a knife: score, scotch, scratch. See MARKS. 3. The act or process of decreasing: abatement, curtailment, cut, cutback, decrease, decrement, diminishment, diminution, drain, reduction, slowdown, taper. See INCREASE.

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