Translation: from spanish

to cut something in half

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  • cut something by half — increase/cut/etc something by half phrase to make something 50% more less The risk of developing lung cancer has been reduced by half. Thesaurus: to increase, or to increase somethingsynonym to reduce somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • increase something by half — increase/cut/etc something by half phrase to make something 50% more less The risk of developing lung cancer has been reduced by half. Thesaurus: to increase, or to increase somethingsynonym to reduce somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut — cut1 [ kʌt ] (past tense and past participle cut) verb *** ▸ 1 use knife/sharp tool ▸ 2 have ability to cut ▸ 3 injure part of body ▸ 4 reduce/lower ▸ 5 on computer ▸ 6 stop something moving/working ▸ 7 make something shorter ▸ 8 divide playing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut — I UK [kʌt] / US verb Word forms cut : present tense I/you/we/they cut he/she/it cuts present participle cutting past tense cut past participle cut *** 1) [transitive] to use a knife, pair of scissors, or other sharp tool to divide something into… …   English dictionary

  • half — [ hæf ] (plural halves [ hævz ] ) function word, quantifier *** Half can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a word such as a, the, this, or his ): We live half a mile up the road. I have to spend half my time taking… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half — 1 predeterminer, adjective (only before noun) 1 being half of an amount, time, distance, number etc: events that happened over half a century ago | Only half the guests had arrived by seven o clock. | The studio is only half a block away. | half… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — 1 /kVt/ verb past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting 1 DIVIDE WITH KNIFE ETC (T) to divide something into two or more pieces using a sharp tool such as a knife: Do you want me to cut the cake? | The thieves had cut the phone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • half */*/*/ — UK [hɑːf] / US [hæf] adjective, adverb, noun, number, predeterminer, pronoun Word forms half : singular half plural halves UK [hɑːvz] / US [hævz] Summary: Half can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a word such as a ,… …   English dictionary

  • half — half1 W1S1 [ha:f US hæf] predeterminer, pron, adj [only before noun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(50%)¦ 2¦(most of)¦ 3¦(time)¦ 4¦(combination)¦ 5 half a dozen 6 half a/the chance 7 half an eye/ear 8 be half the battle 9 half a minute/moment/second etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — [[t]kʌ̱t[/t]] ♦ cuts, cutting (The form cut is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut… …   English dictionary


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