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  1. Movies. a still, as of a scene or an object, inserted in a film and interrupting the action or continuity: We will insert a cut-in of the letter as she reads it.
  2. Radio and Television. a commercial or other announcement inserted by a local station into a network broadcast.
  3. the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.

Origin of cut-in

First recorded in 1880–85; noun use of verb phrase cut in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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