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1. cutting your main canopy away and releasing your reserve canopy when skydiving

2. quitting your job, ditching your home or apartment, and moving to join a small, specific group of people in order to live and/or work in the sport of skydiving
1. I had spinning line twists and could not kick out of them so I cut away my main.

2. I cut away from my life to live on the drop zone.
by ashproh December 06, 2011
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Skydiving term used when main parachute is not functional and disconnected so the reserve parachute can open in clear air.

Ones first cut away is usually followed by a case
"Dammit, I just had my first cutaway, now I have to case because I saved my life"
by spetzreborn November 13, 2011
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