Definition of jut in English:

jut

verb

  • 1no object , with adverbial Extend out, over, or beyond the main body or line of something.

    ‘a rock jutted out from the side of the bank’
    • ‘It is known for its massive rock formation that juts out from its calm water.’
    • ‘At White Box, the concrete platform that juts out into the main space was set up as a walkway with railings, like a pier extending into the sea.’
    • ‘Vacant gaps on the slopes are filled with deep blue-green clumps of vegetation and sculpted sandstone outcroppings jut from the ridge line in a continuation of the sea floor's tilt.’
    • ‘Hunter looked down over the cliff and smiled at a white rock jutting out of the cliff six feet below where he stood.’
    • ‘The live ordnance area was the island of Farallon di Medina, a half-mile-long chunk of rock jutting out of the ocean.’
    • ‘Things that looked like scales and claws jutted from its body.’
    • ‘The canyon was full of rocks that were jutting out of the walls.’
    • ‘Towering over the beach is the magnificent headland of Ravenscar which juts out into the ocean like the bow of a ship.’
    • ‘An outcrop of bare rocks jutting out of the hill, hewn into different shapes by eons of wind and rain, appeared like a sculpture gallery of Henry Moore.’
    • ‘Gannon slowed down and moved behind a large mineral rock that was jutting out of the ground at a near 90 degree angle.’
    • ‘Located 32 miles from the Utah desert town of Moab, the narrow rock peninsula juts jaggedly into canyon country, 2,000 feet above the Colorado River.’
    • ‘It is similar to a xylophone but in the shape of a dancing woman, with arms and legs jutting out from the body of the instrument.’
    • ‘The logical location for a successful offensive was the salient that jutted into the German lines between the cities of Orel and Khar'kov.’
    • ‘There was a shelf of rock jutting out from the cliff and extending all along the sweep of the bay, providing a broken highway three to five yards wide.’
    • ‘Why wasn't the granite washed clean like the rock outcrops we see jutting into the sea at the coast?’
    • ‘Directing the driver to stop, she got out and looked down the deserted beach to a large array of rocks jutting out into the ocean.’
    • ‘The view across the Firth of Forth to East Lothian is expansive, from North Berwick Law in the distance to the impressive Bass Rock jutting out of the Forth.’
    • ‘For a warm-up dive you could try Harbour Reef, a slab of rock that juts out into the sea, extending the south entrance wall of the harbour.’
    • ‘She then strolled lazily over to a section of the wall where a natural rock formation jutted outward beyond the polished stone wall.’
    • ‘Her natural eyebrows had thinned with age, but they were darkened and thickened with great black pencil lines which jutted down the sides of her face.’
    stick out, project, protrude, poke out, bulge out, overhang, beetle, beetle over, obtrude
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    1. 1.1with object Cause (something, such as one's chin) to protrude.
      ‘she put up her head and jutted out her chin with determination’
      • ‘As a result, he would get the club ‘stuck’ behind his body and have to jut out his left hip and flick at the ball.’
      • ‘A businessman in a suit, jutting jaw and stern posture, is at the head of the table.’
      • ‘Then he jumps to his feet and starts to sing it how he imagines it, clicking his fingers and jutting his chin out.’
      • ‘Do we feel pride in Jeb because he swells his chest and resolutely juts his cleft chin?’
      • ‘Her pigtails bounced into all directions, and her lower lip was jutted out, like she might cry.’

noun

  • A point that sticks out.

    • ‘The horizon, in all directions, seems to be perpetually bordered by a small jut of land, giving the impression of driving through a bowl.’
    • ‘Many black and silver belts twisted and hung to snuggle the smallness of his waist and the jut of his hips.’
    • ‘And forgotten, too, the sharpened jut of his cheekbones and his chin, and the thinning high arch of his nose.’
    • ‘There is a jut of rock level with that tree, which will lead us into the cavern where the stairwell is.’
    • ‘Chen recalled that when she attempted to grip the juts in the wall, both her leg and arm muscles started to tremble.’
    • ‘Gently my fingers brushed against the side of her cheek, gingerly tracing a line from the soft curve to the gentle jut of her chin.’
    • ‘The Adas Sands were the Southern-most part of Vadanja, a huge jut of land into the Sapphire Oceans; long, dry plains of tall grasses and long beaches on the coastline.’
    • ‘Not the color of his eyes or the jut of his chin, just the strawberry that transformed his face into a harlequin's mask.’
    • ‘We rowed to the hulk from which it was planned to swim to the jut of the foreshore.’
    • ‘It's also a handy disguise for that awkward little abdominal jut of mine, which no amount of stomach crunching will dispel.’
    • ‘It felt like the Champs-Elysees, that view of a broad avenue with a leafy barrier, a real landscape, an open plain in a city of juts.’
    • ‘A tiny jut of skin hangs off her upper lip, as happens to mortals in the winter.’
    • ‘It was a sharp jut of rock on the top of a hill, a bare landscape amongst the tropics of the jungle.’
    • ‘That night they camped in a natural shelter beneath a jut of the cliff, placing the cart and the fire between themselves and the forest.’
    bump, lump, knob, hump, jut, projection, prominence, protuberance, overhang, eminence, ledge, shelf, ridge
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Origin

Mid 16th century: variant of jet.

Pronunciation

jut

/dʒət//jət/