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  • This is the Rachel’s English 30-day phrasal verb challenge.

  • Learn 30 phrasal verbs in 30 days.

  • Jumpstart your vocabulary in 2017.

  • Today is day 4 and were finishing upcutphrasal verbs.

  • Yesterday we started this phrasal verb, but the topic is so big, we cut the video in two.

  • Today, well start withcut in’.

  • Cut inhas a couple of definitions.

  • You can cut in when someone is speaking, interrupt them.

  • You can also cut into traffic with your car.

  • Someone cut in front of me.

  • Or a line.

  • Don’t you hate it when youve been waiting in line for something for a while and then

  • someone cuts in towards the front?

  • Not fair!

  • If you cut somebody in, that means you let them in on a deal or a profit of some sort.

  • Money.

  • He cut his brother-in-law in on the deal.

  • If you cut into something, that means you slice it, with a knife, but you don’t slice

  • into two parts.

  • You just cut into it.

  • It can also happen from your clothing or environment in a way that’s uncomfortable: this shoe

  • is cutting into my foot, or this bench is cutting into my back.

  • It doesn’t mean it’s actually cutting through your skin in these cases.

  • It can also mean to take up too much of something.

  • All of these emails are cutting into my free time.

  • Cut off: multiple uses.

  • To cut someone off is to interrupt.

  • If someone is telling you a long story and you don’t want to hear it, or you know what

  • theyre going to say, might say, “I’m going to cut you off right there.”

  • Or you could say, she cut me off in the middle of a sentence.

  • It can also mean to stop providing for someone.

  • My parents cut me off.

  • They said I need to get a job!

  • It can also mean to end a relationship.

  • I cut it off with Bob.

  • He talks way too much.

  • Also, with traffic.

  • This is just likecut in’.

  • She cut in front of me, she cut me off.

  • If you cut something off, it’s like to cut away, you remove something with a knife or

  • other sharp tool.

  • Van Gogh cut off his ear.

  • Cut out.

  • If something stops working.

  • The radio cut out.

  • If it sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t, like there’s a lose connection, you can

  • say, “the radio keeps cutting in and out.”

  • Have you ever heard the phrasecut out the middle man?”

  • What’s that mean?

  • That means you can buy something directly from the business that is making that thing.

  • Not from a store that bought the item from the maker, that’s a middle man.

  • The price goes up if you buy something from a business who bought it from another business.

  • There has probably been a mark up in price.

  • That’s a bonus phrasal verb for today, mark up.

  • So if you cut out the middle man, that means you don’t include or involve that person.

  • And that generally means what youre buying is going to be cheaper.

  • To cut out can mean to stop doing something.

  • I’ve cut out sugar: that means I don’t eat sugar anymore.

  • Have you ever heardcut it out!”

  • This meansstop it!

  • Stop doing that.”

  • You can say that when someone is pestering you, annoying you.

  • Cut it out.

  • There’s also a phrase, you have your work cut out for you.

  • That means, wow, there’s a lot to do.

  • Or what you need to do is really hard.

  • It’s going to take me weeks to translate all this—I have my work cut out for me.

  • Not cut out can mean not fit, not having the qualities to do something.

  • She’s not cut out to be a teacher.

  • Cut down, cut up, cut back, cut across, cut through, cut away, cut in, cut into, cut off,

  • and cut out.

  • That’s a lot.

  • And so many ways to use these verbs!

  • I hope studying this verb doesn’t cut into your other studies too much.

  • The word CUT is pronounced with the K consonant sound, the UH as in BUTTER vowel, and the

  • T. Kk, touch the back of the tongue to the soft palate and release, cu-.

  • For the UH vowel, relax everything, uh, , cu-, let the resonance of the voice fall low, uh,

  • down here.

  • Uh, cu-.

  • The pronunciation of the T sound depends on the word after it.

  • If the next word begins with a vowel, make that a Flap T, like incut across’.

  • Cut a-, cut a-, cut a-.

  • Just bounce the tongue against the roof of the mouth, don’t stop the air, cut a-, cut

  • across.

  • If the next word begins with a consonant, then a Stop T will sound great here, like

  • in the phrasecut back”.

  • Cut back, cut, stop the air, cut back, cut back.

  • You don’t release the T, you don’t hear a T sound.

  • What you hear is an abrupt stop, the the next word.

  • Cut back, cut back.

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This is the Rachel’s English 30-day phrasal verb challenge.

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    Darren posted on 2017/04/04
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