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clear-cut (adj.)

"formed with distinct outlines" (as if by cutting as opposed to molding), 1855, from clear (adj.) + past participle adjective from cut (v.).

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Definitions of clear-cut
1
clear-cut (adj.)
clearly or sharply defined to the mind;
clear-cut evidence of tampering
Synonyms: distinct / trenchant
clear-cut (adj.)
having had all the trees removed at one time;
clear-cut hillsides are subject to erosion
clear-cut (adj.)
clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible;
a clear-cut pattern
Synonyms: clear / clean-cut
2
clear-cut (v.)
remove all the trees at one time;
clear-cut an acre of forest
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