cut\ to\ pieces

v. phr.
1. To divide into small parts with something sharp; cut badly or completely.

Baby has cut the newspaper to pieces with scissors.

2. To destroy or defeat completely.

The soldiers were cut to pieces by the Indians.

When Dick showed his book report to his big sister for correction, she cut it to pieces.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cut to pieces — {v. phr.} 1. To divide into small parts with something sharp; cut badly or completely. * /Baby has cut the newspaper to pieces with scissors./ 2. To destroy or defeat completely. * /The soldiers were cut to pieces by the Indians./ * /When Dick… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut to pieces — {v. phr.} 1. To divide into small parts with something sharp; cut badly or completely. * /Baby has cut the newspaper to pieces with scissors./ 2. To destroy or defeat completely. * /The soldiers were cut to pieces by the Indians./ * /When Dick… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • To cut to pieces — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cut — (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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