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Date: Oct 18 2007

Themes: Music

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“We cut it in this little hotel in the middle of the woods.”

- Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger on the new song he recorded with Bono from U2. (Rolling Stone)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

to record; a recording

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

Cut is a word that can mean a lot of things. In addition to the usual uses of the word, cutting someone’s hair, or getting cut in your skin from something sharp, directors yell “Cut! That’s a wrap!” when they’re done filming a movie and kids cut class all the time to go make trouble.

What Mick Jagger is talking about is a musical use of the word cut. When you record a song, you can say you cut it. What you produced is a cut. As you can see, in music, cut is both a noun and a verb.
Jagger met up with Bono at a small hotel in the middle of nowhere to cut a song together. A hotel in the woods is an unusual place to record a song, but it was the only place Jagger and Bono could meet up.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“That’s a great cut, man. I haven’t heard something like that for years.”

“We’re going to have to cut the record at night because the studio costs less that way.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

recorded
by periwinkle.chic
jpsartre1 To make a recording of a song
by jpsartre1
to make a record of a clip
by Spoiled-girl
come across with the inspiration,and finish a song
by wym_fz
Liliya-22 to cut: to finish recording audio track
by Liliya-22
here to cut means to record music and edit it ,make it complete and perfect.That is my guess.
by martingzh

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sarakhanna

Morocco

hi


03:39 PM May 04 2013 |

sarakhanna

Morocco

hi i am sara haw rae you 

03:38 PM May 04 2013 |

moony-girl

Qatar

good

05:39 PM Oct 07 2008 |

pergin

pergin

Turkey

wow never heard about it before!cut a song!

10:16 AM Oct 24 2007 |

jojycheung

jojycheung

China

woow, never knew that b4, and it’s really a little complicated, got so many meanings

08:01 AM Oct 24 2007 |

latinoamazonico

Colombia

I would like to say that this lesson was pretty good, I mean the examples given were so good and explanations great.
I’m gonna try to used them in my daily vocab.

07:58 PM Oct 22 2007 |

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abdeeq

abdeeq

Somalia

that is good lesson

01:10 PM Oct 21 2007 |

addiama

addiama

Ethiopia

I think cutting record means making a successful record of a song or songs

06:58 PM Oct 18 2007 |

Sulaiman Abdullah

Sudan

As English is not my mother tongue, such lessons are immensely useful

05:59 PM Oct 18 2007 |

moha1981gani

Algeria

ok hwa aer you

02:08 PM Oct 18 2007 |

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