1. To cut to pieces; SYN. cut up.
2. To engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; SYN. chip at.
3. To form by carving.
carve out / ˈkɑːrv ˈaʊt /
To make a space by carving with a knife or other tool.
chop down / ˈtʃɑːp ˈdaʊn /
To cut down, of trees.
chop off / ˈtʃɑːp ˈɒf /
cut out / ˈkət ˈaʊt /
1. To cease operating; as of machinery:
2. To cut out material such as wood, etc., so as to make as certain shape.
3. To delete or remove
4. To form by cutting out
5. When a motor suddenly stops working, it cuts out.
cut up / ˈkət ʌp /
1 To cut into parts or pieces
2. To injure or damage by or as if by cutting; gash, slash
3. To subject to hostile criticism; censure
4. To undergo being cut up
5. To behave in a comic, boisterous, or unruly manner; clown
excise / eksaɪs /
1. To cut out; to remove by surgery.
2. To remove the clitoris by surgery.
3. To lay or impose an excise tax upon.
4. To impose upon; to overcharge.