HyperDic: cut_into

English > 1 sense of the expression cut into:
VERBcontactcut into, dig, delve, turn overturn up, loosen, or remove earth
English > cut into: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
MeaningTurn up, loosen, or remove earth.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdig, delve, turn over
Entailed byhoedig with a hoe
mineGet from the earth by excavation
plow, plough, turnTo break and turn over earth especially with a plow
quarryextract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
Narrowerburrow, tunnelMove through by or as by digging
furrow, rut, groovehollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
rout, root, rootledig with the snout
shoveldig with or as if with a shovel
spadedig (up) with a spade
trowelUse a trowel on
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
See alsocutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishcavar, excavar
Catalancavar, excavar

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