ruthless: cutthroat competition.
pertaining to a game, as of cards, in which each of three or more persons acts and scores as an individual.
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How to use cutthroat in a sentence
Enterprise sites have to face cutthroat competition at every stage, particularly from brands with sophisticated SEO strategies.Seven enterprise SEO strategies and tactics that really work | Harpreet Munjal | February 8, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
He is on a mission to find something hidden, and along the way joins forces with cutthroat attorney Hong Cha-Young.
That might not sound like much, but few things compare with having a 20-inch cutthroat on the end of your line, letting him make a few runs, fighting the urge to rush him to the net while not playing him too long.In Big Sky country, a pandemic-era fly-fishing getaway | Carl Fincke | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
The move downmarket seems like an admission the company can't—or doesn't want to—compete in the cutthroat premium-smartphone market.Pixel 5 review: Google spends its bill-of-materials budget unwisely | Ron Amadeo | November 9, 2020 | Ars Technica
The normally cutthroat media industry has — in some ways, at least — been feeling a little less competitive for the past few months for top publishers.‘Fewer, bigger, better’: RFP close rates rise for publishers as buyers look to keep things simple | Max Willens | October 21, 2020 | Digiday
It was a cutthroat move from investors, hard-pressed to turn a profit on a film that was a domestic disappointment.
The casting process for fashion shows is notoriously cutthroat and can be humiliating for young models.
The Silicon Valley tech firms tend to be every bit as cutthroat and greedy as any capitalist enterprise before it.Silicon Valley’s Giants Are Just Gilded Age Tycoons in Techno-Utopian Clothes | Joel Kotkin | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
First impressions are tough to eradicate—especially in the cutthroat world of Hollywood.Brooklyn Decker on Her ‘Horrible’ Modeling Experiences, Marriage, and Cracking Hollywood | Marlow Stern | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the lake a cutthroat trout breaks the surface; pieces of it follow him into the air.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean | Pete Dexter | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I might have guessed that in some such cutthroat manner would your vaunt of winning me at the sword-point be accomplished.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
The captain had a hard story to tell, and he offered five hundred dollars to any one who would shoot this bloody cutthroat.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
Knowing the cutthroat's recklessness and his almost insane thirst for blood, he feared that this might happen.Overland | John William De Forest
We can deal with that old buzzard as freely and as profitably as if we were in a cutthroat pawnshop.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
I went fishing, and in the first pool of the river below the upper lake, caught several two- and three-pound cutthroat trout.Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park | James Willard Schultz
British Dictionary definitions for cut-throat
a person who cuts throats; murderer
Also called: cut-throat razor British a razor with a long blade that usually folds into the handle: US name: straight razor
bloodthirsty or murderous; cruel
fierce or relentless in competition: cut-throat prices
(of some games) played by three people: cut-throat poker
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