cut through

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "cut through":
present tense I/you/we/they cut through he/she/it cuts through present participle cutting through past tense cut through past participle cut through
1) cut through something to go through an area instead of going around the edge of it

He decided to cut through the forest.

2) cut through something to make a path through something by cutting

She tried to cut through the undergrowth.

cut a way/path/route through something:

He cut his way through the jungle with a machete.

3) cut through something to deal quickly and effectively with something that causes problems or is confusing

We need to cut through the political rhetoric and see what really lies behind the policy.

4) cut through something to move quickly and smoothly through something

England cut through the French defence and scored a try.


English dictionary. 2014.

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