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Adjective
Having a sharp or pointed edge
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Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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“People make cutting remarks to help themselves feel superior to others.”
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(of the wind) Bitterly cold
“A cutting wind.”
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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Concise and meaningful
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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 from a plant for propagation
“There are two different ways to do hardwood cuttings of deciduous plants.”
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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.”
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A section removed from a larger whole
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The process or art of engraving a design on a hard surface, especially to make a print
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Sunken or decayed area
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The act of abridging
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The reduction of total body mass due to loss of fluid, fat, tissue, etc.
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The deletion of some text during editing
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A long, narrow cut or depression in a hard material
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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 in price
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A portion or share of something
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Chunk of solid object
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Self-harm, self-injury
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Careful management of available resources
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Unexcused absence
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The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging
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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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“The cafe would cut the orange juice with so much water that there was barely any flavor left.”
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Present participle for make a long, deep cut in
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Present participle for make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
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Present participle for to remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Present participle for carve letters or designs into
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Present participle for to split apart
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Present participle for to show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
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Present participle for to postpone or assign to a later time or date
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Present participle for to fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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Present participle for to fail to include
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Present participle for to fail to attend, or to play truant
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Present participle for to dismiss someone from employment
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Present participle for to work on or shape with tools
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Present participle for to remove the testicles of an animal
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Circumcising or circing
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Present participle for to move suddenly, usually to avoid a collision
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Partitioning off
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Present participle for to avoid one's lessons or, sometimes, work
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Present participle for to avoid by moving suddenly out of the way
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Present participle for to get ahead of
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Present participle for to fill out a financial document, typically a check/cheque
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Present participle for divide