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as in biting
causing intense discomfort to one's skin a frigid day with a cutting wind that made it seem even colder

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cutting

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noun

as in slice
a piece that has been separated from the whole by cutting a bag full of grass cuttings

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cutting

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verb

present participle of cut
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as in skipping
to fail to attend a warning that she had been cutting too many classes without valid excuses

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as in shaving
to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument when you cut the pad, make it a little smaller than the carpet

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as in mowing
to shorten the standing leafy plant cover of you need to cut the lawn very soon—before it becomes a jungle

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as in intersecting
to divide by passing through or across a long mountain range virtually cuts that country in half

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“Cutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cutting. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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