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phrasal verbNorth American
Criticize someone severely.‘my kids cut him up about his appetite all the time’
find fault with, censure, denounce, condemn, arraign, attack, lambaste, pillory, disapprove of, carp at, cavil at, rail against, inveigh against, cast aspersions on, pour scorn on, disparage, denigrate, deprecate, malign, vilify, besmirch, run down, give a bad press toView synonyms
- ‘Finally, after I got through with him, he took it out on Cory by cutting her up.’
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