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Noun: cutting  kú-ting
  1. The activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    - film editing
     
  2. A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    - slip
     
  3. The act of cutting something into parts
    "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess";
    - cut
     
  4. A piece cut off from the main part of something
     
  5. An excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
    "he searched through piles of letters and cuttings";
    - clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting
     
  6. Removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    - carving
     
  7. The division of a deck of cards before dealing
    "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual";
    - cut
     
  8. The act of penetrating or opening with a sharp edge
    "his cutting in the lining revealed the hidden jewels";
    - cut
     
  9. The act of diluting something
    "the cutting of whiskey with water";
    - thinning
     
  10. The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    - cut, cutting off
     
  11. [Brit] A passage excavated through high ground for a railway, road, canal, etc.
Adjective: cutting  kú-ting
  1. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
    "cutting remarks";
    - edged, stinging
     
  2. Unpleasantly cold and damp
    "cutting winds of the North Atlantic";
    - bleak, raw
     
  3. Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    "a cutting wind";
    - keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating
Verb: cut (cut,cutting)  kút
  1. Separate with or as if with an instrument
    "Cut the rope"
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    "The car cut to the left at the intersection";
    - swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew
     
  4. Make an incision or separation
    "cut along the dotted line"
     
  5. Discharge from a group
    "The coach cut two players from the team"
     
  6. Form by probing, penetrating, or digging
    "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
     
  7. (fashion) Style or make in a certain fashion
    "cut a dress";
    - tailor
     
  8. (sport) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
    "cut a Ping-Pong ball"
     
  9. Fill in and give as payment
    "cut a ticket";
    - write out, issue, make out
     
  10. Separate and assemble the components of
    "cut recording tape";
    - edit, edit out
     
  11. Intentionally fail to attend
    "cut class";
    - skip
     
  12. Be able to manage or manage successfully
    "she could not cut the long days in the office";
    - hack
     
  13. Give the appearance or impression of
    "cut a nice figure"
     
  14. (boxing) move (one's fist)
    "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
     
  15. Pass directly and often in haste
    "We cut through the neighbour's yard to get home sooner"
     
  16. Pass through or across
    "The boat cut the water"
     
  17. Make an abrupt change of image or sound
    "cut from one scene to another"
     
  18. Stop filming
    "cut a movie scene"
     
  19. Make a recording of
    "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
     
  20. Record a performance on (a medium)
    "cut a record"
     
  21. Create by duplicating data
    "cut a disk";
    - burn
     
  22. Form or shape by cutting or incising
    "cut paper dolls"
     
  23. Perform or carry out
    "cut a caper"
     
  24. Function as a cutting instrument
    "This knife cuts well"
     
  25. Allow incision or separation
    "This bread cuts easily"
     
  26. Divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
    "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
     
  27. Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    "cut the engine";
    - switch off, turn off, turn out
     
  28. Reap or harvest
    "cut grain"
     
  29. Fell by sawing; hew
    "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
     
  30. Penetrate injuriously
    "The glass from the shattered windscreen cut into her forehead"
     
  31. Refuse to acknowledge
    "She cut him dead at the meeting";
    - ignore, disregard, snub
     
  32. Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
    "cut my hair"
     
  33. Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet";
    - prune, rationalize, rationalise [Brit]
     
  34. Dissolve by breaking down the fat of
    "soap cuts grease"
     
  35. Have a reducing effect
    "This cuts into my earnings"
     
  36. Cease, stop
    "We had to cut short the conversation"; "cut the noise";
    - cut off
     
  37. Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    "The manuscript must be cut";
    - abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce
     
  38. Lessen the strength or flavour of a solution or mixture
    "cut bourbon";
    - dilute, thin, thin out, reduce
     
  39. Have grow through the gums
    "The baby cut a tooth"
     
  40. Grow through the gums
    "The new tooth is cutting"
     
  41. Cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
    "the vet cut the young horse";
    - geld

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

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