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 for To draw cuts
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cut \Cut\, n.
     1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash;
        a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
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     2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged
        instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
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     3. That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or
        criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as
        neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him;
        a slight.
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              Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped
              his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut
              indeed.                               --W. Irving.
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     4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a
        furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
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              This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to
              have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.
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     5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
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     6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of
        beef; a cut of timber.
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              It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the
              group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or
              types.                                --Dana.
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     7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an
        engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
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     8.
        (a) The act of dividing a pack cards.
        (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
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     9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style;
        fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
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              With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.
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     10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]
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               He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. &
                                                    Fl.
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     11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present
         at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]
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     12. A skein of yarn. --Wright.
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     13. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to
         spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to
         the ball.
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     14. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the
         wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.
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     A cut in rates (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight
        charges, etc., below the established rates.
  
     A short cut, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts
        off a circuitous passage.
  
     The cut of one's jib, the general appearance of a person.
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     To draw cuts, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal
        lengths.
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              Now draweth cut . . .
              The which that hath the shortest shall begin.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  draw \draw\ (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. Drew (dr[udd]); p. p.
     Drawn (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.] [OE.
     dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to
     Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to
     OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth.
     dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin
     to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. [root]73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a
     cart, 1st Dredge.]
     1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance
        of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to
        cause to follow.
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              He cast him down to ground, and all along
              Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              He hastened to draw the stranger into a private
              room.                                 --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the
              judgment seats?                       --James ii. 6.
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              The arrow is now drawn to the head.   --Atterbury.
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     2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to
        exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself;
        to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
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              The poet
              Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
              floods.                               --Shak.
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              All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract;
        to educe; to bring forth; as:
        (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some
            receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from
            a cask or well, etc.
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                  The drew out the staves of the ark. --2 Chron.
                                                    v. 9.
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                  Draw thee waters for the siege.   --Nahum iii.
                                                    14.
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                  I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet
                  without drawing one drop of blood. --Wiseman.
        (b) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
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                  I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy
                  them.                             --Ex. xv. 9.
        (c) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
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                  Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of
                  vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of
                  themselves.                       --Cheyne.
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                  Until you had drawn oaths from him. --Shak.
        (d) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from
            evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to
            derive.
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                  We do not draw the moral lessons we might from
                  history.                          --Burke.
        (e) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call
            for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw
            money from a bank.
        (f) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to
            receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the
            numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good
            fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize.
        (g) To select by the drawing of lots.
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                  Provided magistracies were filled by men freely
                  chosen or drawn.                  --Freeman.
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     4. To remove the contents of; as:
        (a) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
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                  Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the
                  milk as fast as it can generated. --Wiseman.
        (b) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a
            fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
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                  In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.
                                                    --King.
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     5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence,
        also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
        "Where I first drew air." --Milton.
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              Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan. --Dryden.
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     6. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch;
        to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
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              How long her face is drawn!           --Shak.
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              And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the
              mouth of Wye to that of Dee.          --J. R. Green.
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     7. To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface;
        hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument
        of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or
        picture.
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     8. To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture
        of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to
        represent by words; to depict; to describe.
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              A flattering painter who made it his care
              To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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              Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,
              Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power? --Prior.
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     9. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw
        a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
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              Clerk, draw a deed of gift.           --Shak.
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     10. To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating;
         -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a
         ship draws ten feet of water.
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     11. To withdraw. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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               Go wash thy face, and draw the action. --Shak.
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     12. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
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     13. (Games)
         (a) (Cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at
             the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect
             the ball between the legs and the wicket.
         (b) (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so
             that it is deflected toward the left.
         (c) (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center
             so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it
             to take a backward direction on striking another
             ball.
         (d) (Curling) To throw up (the stone) gently.
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     14. To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game
         was drawn. "Win, lose, or draw."
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     Note: Draw, in most of its uses, retains some shade of its
           original sense, to pull, to move forward by the
           application of force in advance, or to extend in
           length, and usually expresses an action as gradual or
           continuous, and leisurely. We pour liquid quickly, but
           we draw it in a continued stream. We force compliance
           by threats, but we draw it by gradual prevalence. We
           may write a letter with haste, but we draw a bill with
           slow caution and regard to a precise form. We draw a
           bar of metal by continued beating.
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     To draw a bow, to bend the bow by drawing the string for
        discharging the arrow.
  
     To draw a cover, to clear a cover of the game it contains.
        
  
     To draw a curtain, to cause a curtain to slide or move,
        either closing or unclosing. "Night draws the curtain,
        which the sun withdraws." --Herbert.
  
     To draw a line, to fix a limit or boundary.
  
     To draw back, to receive back, as duties on goods for
        exportation.
  
     To draw breath, to breathe. --Shak.
  
     To draw cuts or To draw lots. See under Cut, n.
  
     To draw in.
         (a) To bring or pull in; to collect.
         (b) To entice; to inveigle.
  
     To draw interest, to produce or gain interest.
  
     To draw off, to withdraw; to abstract. --Addison.
  
     To draw on, to bring on; to occasion; to cause. "War which
        either his negligence drew on, or his practices procured."
        --Hayward.
  
     To draw (one) out, to elicit cunningly the thoughts and
        feelings of another.
  
     To draw out, to stretch or extend; to protract; to spread
        out. -- "Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all
        generations?" --Ps. lxxxv. 5. "Linked sweetness long drawn
        out." --Milton.
  
     To draw over, to cause to come over, to induce to leave one
        part or side for the opposite one.
  
     To draw the longbow, to exaggerate; to tell preposterous
        tales.
  
     To draw (one) to or To draw (one) on to (something), to
        move, to incite, to induce. "How many actions most
        ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?"
        --Shak.
  
     To draw up.
         (a) To compose in due form; to draught; to form in
             writing.
         (b) To arrange in order, as a body of troops; to array.
             "Drawn up in battle to receive the charge." --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To Draw, Drag.
  
     Usage: Draw differs from drag in this, that drag implies a
            natural inaptitude for drawing, or positive
            resistance; it is applied to things pulled or hauled
            along the ground, or moved with toil or difficulty.
            Draw is applied to all bodies moved by force in
            advance, whatever may be the degree of force; it
            commonly implies that some kind of aptitude or
            provision exists for drawing. Draw is the more general
            or generic term, and drag the more specific. We say,
            the horses draw a coach or wagon, but they drag it
            through mire; yet draw is properly used in both cases.
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