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  1. To cut; a movement that calls for the foot to be sharply pull off the floor and placed either in front or back of the ankle.
  2. ["cut"]. A linking step in which the working foot displaces the supporting foot (cuts it away). Sometimes used, incorrectly, for the position sur le cou-de-pied in back or, less often, in front. Source: Vance's Fantastic - BALLET DICTIONARY