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cutting

adjective

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

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2 having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
  • the cutting side of the sword blade

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cutting

noun

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

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cutting

verb
present participle of cut

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1 to penetrate with a sharp edge (as a knife)
  • I cut my hand on a piece of broken glass

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2 to fail to attend
  • a warning that she had been cutting too many classes without valid excuses

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3 to deliberately ignore or treat rudely
  • the snobbish lady cut anyone who didn't meet her standards of wealth and social standing

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4 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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5 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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7 to depart abruptly from a straight line or course
  • cut towards the goal, eluding a defender

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

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9 to identify and examine the basic elements or parts of (something) especially for discovering interrelationships
  • whichever way you cut it, we won't be seeing any profits from the business for at least three years

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The first known use of cutting was in the 14th century

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“Cutting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cutting. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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