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cut and paste

This page is about the collocation cut and paste

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

to select and copy text or a graphic from one part of a file or computer to another

For example

  • Can I cut and paste text from one application to another?

  • It's much easier to cut and paste than to rewrite the text manually.

Quick Quiz

If you're cutting and pasting something, you're

a. replacing it

b. deleting it

c. moving it

Contributor: Matt Errey