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    cutting - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cutting

    Definition
    (noun) the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    Synonyms : film editing
    Definition
    (noun) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    Synonyms : slip
    Definition
    (noun) the act of cutting something into parts
    Synonyms : cut
    Example Sentence
    • his cuts were skillful
    • his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess
    Definition
    (noun) a piece cut off from the main part of something Definition
    (noun) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    Example Sentence
    • he searched through piles of letters and clippings
    Definition
    (noun) removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    Synonyms : carving
    Definition
    (noun) the division of a deck of cards before dealing
    Synonyms : cut
    Example Sentence
    • he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal
    • the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual
    Definition
    (noun) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
    Synonyms : cut
    Example Sentence
    • his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels
    Definition
    (noun) the act of diluting something
    Synonyms : thinning
    Example Sentence
    • the cutting of whiskey with water
    • the thinning of paint with turpentine
    Definition
    (noun) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    Synonyms : cut , cutting off
    Example Sentence
    • the barber gave him a good cut
    Definition
    (adj) (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    Synonyms : edged , stinging
    Example Sentence
    • cutting remarks
    • edged satire
    • a stinging comment
    Definition
    (adj) unpleasantly cold and damp
    Synonyms : bleak , raw
    Example Sentence
    • bleak winds of the North Atlantic
    Definition
    (adj) painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    Example Sentence
    • a cutting wind
    • keen winds
    • knifelike cold
    • piercing knifelike pains
    • piercing cold
    • piercing criticism
    • a stabbing pain
    • lancinating pain
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