Green’s Dictionary of Slang

cut v.4

1. [late 18C+] to ignore a task, rule or obligation, e.g. homework or a college curfew.

2. [early 19C+] to stop doing something; thus cut that, be quiet, stop that.

3. [mid-19C] to resign from; to leave a job.

4. [mid-19C+] to absent oneself without good reason.

5. [1930s+] to switch off.

6. [1960s] to switch (on).

In phrases

cut it (v.)

see separate entry .

cut the... (v.)

see also under relevant n.

cut the crap (v.)

see separate entry .