Noun: cutting kú-ting
Adjective: cutting kú-ting
- The activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
- film editing
- A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
- The act of cutting something into parts
"his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess";
- A piece cut off from the main part of something
- An excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
"he searched through piles of letters and cuttings";
- clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting
- Removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
- The division of a deck of cards before dealing
"the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual";
- The act of penetrating or opening with a sharp edge
"his cutting in the lining revealed the hidden jewels";
- The act of diluting something
"the cutting of whiskey with water";
- The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
- cut, cutting off
- [Brit] A passage excavated through high ground for a railway, road, canal, etc.
Verb: cut (cut,cutting) kút
- (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
- edged, stinging
- Unpleasantly cold and damp
"cutting winds of the North Atlantic";
- bleak, raw
- Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
"a cutting wind";
- keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating
- Separate with or as if with an instrument
"Cut the rope"
- Make a reduction in, cut down on
"The employer wants to cut back health benefits"; "cut down your daily fat intake";
- reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down
- Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection";
- swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew
- Make an incision or separation
"cut along the dotted line"
- Discharge from a group
"The coach cut two players from the team"
- Form by probing, penetrating, or digging
"cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
- (fashion) Style or make in a certain fashion
"cut a dress";
- (sport) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
"cut a Ping-Pong ball"
- Fill in and give as payment
"cut a ticket";
- write out, issue, make out
- Separate and assemble the components of
"cut recording tape";
- edit, edit out
- Intentionally fail to attend
- Be able to manage or manage successfully
"she could not cut the long days in the office";
- Give the appearance or impression of
"cut a nice figure"
- (boxing) move (one's fist)
"his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
- Pass directly and often in haste
"We cut through the neighbour's yard to get home sooner"
- Pass through or across
"The boat cut the water"
- Make an abrupt change of image or sound
"cut from one scene to another"
- Stop filming
"cut a movie scene"
- Make a recording of
"cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
- Record a performance on (a medium)
"cut a record"
- Create by duplicating data
"cut a disk";
- Form or shape by cutting or incising
"cut paper dolls"
- Perform or carry out
"cut a caper"
- Function as a cutting instrument
"This knife cuts well"
- Allow incision or separation
"This bread cuts easily"
- Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
"Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
- Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
"cut the engine";
- switch off, turn off, turn out
- Reap or harvest
- Fell by sawing; hew
"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
- Penetrate injuriously
"The glass from the shattered windscreen cut into her forehead"
- Refuse to acknowledge
"She cut him dead at the meeting";
- ignore, disregard, snub
- Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
"cut my hair"
- Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
"We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet";
- prune, rationalize, rationalise [Brit]
- Dissolve by breaking down the fat of
"soap cuts grease"
- Have a reducing effect
"This cuts into my earnings"
- Cease, stop
"We had to cut short the conversation"; "cut the noise";
- cut off
- Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be cut";
- abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce
- Lessen the strength or flavour of a solution or mixture
- dilute, thin, thin out, reduce
- Have grow through the gums
"The baby cut a tooth"
- Grow through the gums
"The new tooth is cutting"
- Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
"the vet cut the young horse";
Derived forms: cuttings
See also: cold, cut away, cut back, cut into, cut off, cut out, cut to, cut up, sharp, unkind
Type of: acquire, alter, appear, be, break up, castrate, change, contend, cope, create, creating by removal, cut down, cut off, deal, decrease, demasculinise [Brit], demasculinize, design, develop, dilution, discharge, disrupt, dissolve, disunite, divide, division, do, do away with, do by, drop, eliminate, emasculate, excerpt, excerption, execute, extinguish, extract, fell, flip, free, function, get, get by, get rid of, glean, go, go across, go through, grapple, grow, handle, harvest, hit, interrupt, lessen, look, make, make do, manage, minify, miss, mix, modify, move, move through, opening, operate, part, pass, pass across, pass over, pass through, penetrate, perforate, perform, piece, produce, reap, record, resolve, ruffle, run, seem, selection, separate, shift, shorten, shortening, shuffle, stalk, stem, stop, strike down, switch, tape, throw, transit, treat, turn, weaken, work, write
Part of: card game, cards
Encyclopedia: Cutting, New York Cut, Twist, Curl