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  Definition of Cutting
  1. the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
  2. the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"
  3. the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
  4. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  5. the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
  6. cutting away parts to create a desired shape
  7. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
  8. an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
  9. a piece cut off from the main part of something
  10. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  11. suitable for cutting or severing; "a cutting tool"; "the cutting edge"
  12. as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain"
  13. unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  14. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
Similar Words: cut, cutting off, thinning, carving, film editing, clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting, slip, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, bleak, raw, edged, stinging

 

Hyponyms: clip, clipping, snip, haircut, trim, trimming, shearing, severance, severing, dissection, scission, slicing, undercut, notch, nick, snick, slash, gash, incision, section, surgical incision, truncation, pruning, quickset

 

Part Meronyms: card game, cards

 

Derivational Morphology: cut, dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, carve, edit, edit out

 

 
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