What does cutting mean?

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  1. present participle of cut
  1. (countable, uncountable) The action of the verb to cut.
  2. (countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
  3. (countable) A newspaper clipping.
  4. (countable) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
  5. (countable) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
  6. (uncountable) The editing of film or other recordings.
  7. (uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
  8. (machining) The process of bringing metals to a desired shape by chipping away the unwanted material.
  9. (countable) A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
  1. (not comparable) That is used for cutting.
  2. Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
  3. (India) Half-size beverage.
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