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Adjective
Having a sharp or pointed edge
“The cutting edge of the blade is guided carefully along the face of the trephined disk.”
Adjective
Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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“Anger wells up in me, along with the impulse to make a cutting remark that they will never forget.”
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Bitterly, almost painfully, cold to the senses
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“It was very cold at night, owing to a cutting breeze blowing down from over the mountains.”
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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
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Inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
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Unpleasant or disgusting to the senses
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Amusingly ingenious
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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.”
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A piece cut off from something
“The woman reached into the pocket of her dress and took out what appeared to be a small cutting from a magazine.”
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A piece cut from a plant for propagation
“The plants are propagated by planting a small cutting from the upper part of the root with the leaves adhering.”
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The process, art or act of cutting or engraving something
“One man and a boy do the labor of the farm, except in hay harvest and during the cutting of silage.”
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The act of abridging
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Erasure
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The reduction of total body mass due to loss of fluid, fat, tissue, etc.
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A sunken or hollowed area
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A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh
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The amount by which something is made smaller, less, or lower
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A long, narrow cut or depression in a hard material
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The practice or policy of censoring films, letters, or publications
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An act of cutting or butchering meat
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Self-harm, self-injury
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Careful management of available resources
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A portion or share of something
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Something left over, typically after the greater part has been used
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The act of removing or cutting something out
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Unexcused absence
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A chunk of a solid object
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The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging
Verb
To be making a hole
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Present participle for to make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object
“I would accidentally cut my finger while handling the kitchen knife.”
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Present participle for to divide into pieces with a knife or other sharp implement
“Amin, a one-time heavyweight boxing champion, would decide to cut the wedding cake with a sword.”
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Present participle for to cut in two, especially with a sharp instrument
“Indiana Jones decided to cut the rope of the bridge to teach Mola Ram a lesson.”
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Present participle for to trim by cutting off
“Even if the grass is greener on the other side, somebody still has to cut it.”
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Present participle for to gather by cutting
“I went out into the garden to cut some flowers.”
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Present participle for to reduce the amount or quantity of
“I have decided to cut my caloric intake in an effort to lose some weight.”
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Present participle for to cut or divide into parts
“This is the point where the line will cut the vertical axis.”
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Present participle for to bring to an end
“We are seriously considering if we should cut our investment in this non-performing asset.”
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Present participle for to turn or switch off
“The stadium would then cut the lights so that the thousands in attendance could pay homage to the legend.”
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Present participle for to carve or engrave (something) into a material
“We had an industrial stenciling machine at work that could cut lettering into a variety of materials.”
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Present participle for to fail to attend, or to play truant
“You will be expelled from this school if you cut class again.”
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Present participle for to abridge or shorten
“The movie fizzled, and the producers would decide to cut the film down from 155 minutes to 123 minutes.”
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Present participle for to edit or take out
“The scriptwriters decided to cut my lines from the film.”
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Present participle for to hurt someone's feelings, or to have one's feelings hurt
“Her insensitive remarks about his love handles would cut him deeply.”
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Present participle for to analyze or view in a certain way
“Whichever way you cut it, the outlook does not look good.”
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Present participle for to treat or regard with rudeness or contempt
“Everyone is starting to cut me, and I'm not quite sure why.”
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Present participle for to make a recording of
“After signing a publishing deal, the band would proceed to cut a few signature tracks.”
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(usually in sports) Present participle for to move in a (usually sharp) turn
“James would cut to the basket after seeing an opening between two defenders.”
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(rare) Present participle for to weaken or make thinner through the addition of impurities or substances
“The cafe would cut the orange juice with so much water that there was barely any flavor left.”
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