(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. cut, snip, scissor, trim, shorten; prune, mow; dock; slang, gyp, fleece. See shortness, deception.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. snip, crop, trim, cut off; see cut 1 , decrease 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
fastener, clasp, holder, pin, hasp.
1. attach fasten, pin, couple, hook, grip.
2. cut snip, crop, trim, bob, shorten, shave, shear, scissor, *buzz, prune, mow.
3. reduce shorten, curtail, abridge.
ANT.: 3. lengthen, increase
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Informal A sudden sharp, powerful stroke: bang, blow2, clout, crack, hit, lick, pound, slug3, sock, swat, thwack, welt, whack, wham, whop. Informal: bash, biff, bop, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 2. Informal. A quick, sharp blow, especially with the hand: box2, buffet, bust, chop1, cuff, punch, slap, smack1, smacker, spank, swat, whack. Informal: spat. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 3. Informal. Rate of motion or performance: pace, speed, tempo, velocity. See FAST.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising: chop1, crop, cut, cut back, cut down, lop1, lower2, pare, prune, shear, slash, trim, truncate. See INCREASE. 2. Informal. To deliver a powerful blow to (someone) suddenly and sharply: bash, catch, clout, hit, knock, pop1, slam, slog, slug3, smash, smite, sock, strike, swat, thwack, whack, wham, whop. Informal: biff, bop, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. Idioms: let someone have it, sock it to someone. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 3. Informal. To hit with a quick, sharp blow of the hand: box2, buffet, bust, cuff, punch, slap, smack1, spank, swat, whack. Informal: spat. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 4. Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something: fleece, overcharge. Slang: gouge, nick, rip off, scalp, skin, soak. Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride, take someone to the cleaners. See HONEST.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To join one thing to another: affix, attach, connect, couple, fasten, fix, moor, secure. See ASSEMBLE. 2. Archaic. To put one's arms around affectionately: clasp, embrace, enfold, hold, hug, press, squeeze. Slang: clinch. Archaic: bosom, embosom. See TOUCH.

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