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Adjective
Having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
“… the cutting side of the sword blade.”
Adjective
Marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings
“People make cutting remarks to help themselves feel superior to others.”
Adjective
Keen
“A cutting wind.”
Noun
An article or other piece cut from a newspaper or periodical
“She suddenly produced a cutting from a newspaper article and slammed it down on the desk in front of Patrick.”
Noun
A piece cut from a plant for propagation
“There are two different ways to do hardwood cuttings of deciduous plants.”
Noun
A piece cut off from something, especially what remains when something is being trimmed or prepared
“She told him that while cleaning out an attic she had found an old box which, among other things, contained one of Osmond's scrap books of his cuttings from 1950 to 1954 and several sketches.”
Noun
A piece that has been separated from the whole by cutting
“… a bag full of grass cuttings.”
Noun
Verb
Present participle for sever, chop with sharp instrument; incise
“He threw a knife and cut a man's ear and cheek with it.”
Verb
Present participle for reduce the amount or quantity of
“The wait for new phones was cut from six weeks to less than a week for most customers.”
Verb
Present participle for divide into pieces with a knife or other sharp implement
“At more than six feet tall and weighing in at over 600 pounds, her cake had to be cut with a knife that was a foot and a half long.”
Verb
Present participle for to divide by passing through or across
“The line cuts the horizontal axis at 11.4.”
Verb
Present participle for to deliberately ignore or treat rudely
“I can't believe you cut me like that!”
Verb
Present participle for to fail to attend
“… a warning that she had been cutting too many classes without valid excuses.”
Verb
Present participle for to depart abruptly from a straight line or course
“… cut towards the goal, eluding a defender.”
Verb
“Ms Semple said yesterday the company may be able to continue its work even after its funds are cut off.”
Verb
Present participle for to divide or be divided with or as if with a sharp instrument
“He finished with the wound and cut the thread with a serrated combat knife from the soldier's belt.”
Verb
Present participle for to reap or mow
“Conventional wisdom says sunflowers can be cut as soon as the petals begin unfurling.”
Verb
“I went out into the garden to cut some flowers.”
Verb
Present participle for to form or shape by cutting
“She gazed at the lettering cut into the stonework.”
Verb
Present participle for to abridge or shorten
“Both films' directors were out of the country when the studios involved cut the films sharply.”
Verb
“You need to cut at least ten lines per page.”
Verb
“I'm about to cut the light off when I see the studio portrait on top of the dresser.”
Verb
“He realized the remark had cut her.”
Verb
“They signed a publishing deal and cut tracks with seven or eight producers, unable to find one that fit both of their styles.”
Verb
“… the fruit juice was so cut with water that it was barely a fruit-flavored drink.”
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