Cutting - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌtɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word cutting
Brit.  |ˈkʌtɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word cutting
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to cut
- the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
- a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting (syn: slip)
- the act of cutting something into parts (syn: cut)
- a piece cut off from the main part of something
- an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine (syn: clipping)
- removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape (syn: carving)
- the division of a deck of cards before dealing (syn: cut)
- the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge (syn: cut)
- the act of diluting something (syn: thinning)
- the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends (syn: cut)
- (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character (syn: edged, stinging)
- unpleasantly cold and damp (syn: bleak, raw)
- painful as if caused by a sharp instrument (syn: keen, lancinating, piercing, stabbing)

Examples

He made a cutting remark about my family, and I haven't spoken to him since.

...a frigid day with a cutting wind that made it seem even colder...

his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess

the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual

the cutting of whiskey with water

Cutting a piece of string

The company is on the cutting edge of technology.

...the dull knife just bounced off the skin of the tomato without cutting it...

Cutting taxes may facilitate economic recovery.

He says that cutting taxes will help to accelerate economic growth.

...known for cutting didoes at the holiday party held each year at the office...

...a chronic mistrust of outsiders envelops that neighborhood, cutting it off from the rest of the city...

The mayor tried to hamstring our efforts by cutting the budget.

...since its incipience, the show has been on the cutting edge of comedy...

...possessing a nimble wit, he always has a cutting comeback for any intended insult thrown his way...

Word forms

noun
singular: cutting
plural: cuttings
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