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Definitions of cutting

  1.   the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; " his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
  2.   Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.
  3.   ( of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; " cutting remarks"; " edged satire"; " a stinging comment"
  4.   as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; " a cutting wind"; " keen winds"; " knifelike cold"; " piercing knifelike pains"; " piercing cold"; " piercing criticism"; " a stabbing pain"; " lancinating pain"
  5.   suitable for cutting or severing; " a cutting tool"; " the cutting edge"
  6.   Dividing by an edged instrument; piercing the heart; wounding the feelings; satirical.
  7.   Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
  8.   Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.
  9.   unpleasantly cold and damp; " bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  10.   Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
  11.   Sarcastic; severe.
  12.   the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
  13.   A dividing or lopping off: an incision: a piece cut off: a twig.
  14.   the division of a deck of cards before dealing; " his cutting the cards before every deal soon became a ritual"
  15.   the act of diluting something; " the cutting of whiskey with water"; " the thinning of paint with turpentine"
  16.   The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
  17.   the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; " the barber gave him a good cut"
  18.   cutting away parts to create a desired shape
  19.   An incision; a piece cut off; a portion of a plant for propagation; a long deep excavation, as in making a road, a railway, or a canal.
  20.   a part ( sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  21.   the division of a deck of cards before dealing; " he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; " the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual"
  22.   an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; " he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
  23.   A separation or division; a slip; the operation of removing the stone; an excavation through a hill in making a road, canal, & c.
  24.   A piece cut off or from; a slip, as from a plant; an incision.
  25.   a piece cut off from the main part of something
  26.   Dividing by an edged instrument; deeply wounding the feelings; sarcastic; piercing; chilling; sharp; as, a cutting remark.
  27.   the act of cutting something into parts; " his cuts were skillful"; " his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
  28.   of Cut

Quotes of cutting

  1. Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial. – Barbara Amiel
  2. The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. – Diane Arbus
  3. Now there is so much expertise and brainpower it's hard to be at the cutting edge of what's cool and not do something that's totally geeky. – Darren Aronofsky
  4. Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out. – Hilaire Belloc
  5. I wanted the influence. In the end I wasn't very good at being a president. I looked out of the window and thought that the man cutting the lawn actually seemed to have more control over what he was doing. – Warren Bennis
  6. Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public services and jeopardizing more American jobs. – Corrine Brown
  7. To stop smoking was actually really easy because I had already started to cut down. My husband is asthmatic, and he just can't for the life of him imagine why anybody would put smoke in their mouth, so he really helped me to start cutting down. – Holly Marie Combs
  8. The Normans came over, lance in hand, burning and trampling down every thing before them, and cutting off the Saxon dynasty and the Saxon nobles at the edge of the sword; but the right of petition remained untouched. – Caleb Cushing
  9. Right now there should be a moratorium on the cutting down of old growth in this country. That is a small thing to ask at this point. There is only four percent of old growth left. Ninety -six percent of it has been cut down. – Woody Harrelson
  10. A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. – Laurence J. Peter
  11. Well, I think as long as people are talking about stimulus, I think the Fed will be thinking about cutting rates because monetary policy is the better way to go because you can turn it on and turn it off. – Franklin Raines
  12. Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut. Nobody's getting a tax cut here. We're not cutting taxes. We're preventing tax increases from occurring. – Paul Ryan
  13. President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage. – Bill Shuster
  14. I thought it was a wonderful line- right on the cutting room floor. – Natalie Wood

Usage examples for cutting

  1. “ There's money in the bank to paper, an' paint, and make any little changes you'd like, such as cutting doors or windows different places, floorin' the kitchen new, or the like. ” – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. At the present time the demand seems greater for cutting than for cigar leaf. ” – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  3. “ 1191, or by cutting it away on one side, as in Fig. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  4. I'm only cutting my wisdom teeth. ” – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  5. “ I caught them cutting my fence, Warden. ” – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. It is called " cutting out". ” – In the Musgrave Ranges by Jim Bushman
  7. “ There's no question of cutting old man; I needn't tell you that- but we must have one of our good talks. ” – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  8. Men were at work every where along these slopes, cutting the second crop of grass, and making it into hay. ” – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  9. The last were not worth the cutting – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  10. What good-" " We're cutting their supply line," Bey told him. ” – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  11. The disappointment, cutting across a deep and real sympathy with the injured man, was sharp and bitter. ” – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  12. She was cutting up his food. ” – The Other Fellow by F. Hopkinson Smith
  13. “ I'll join you in a throat- cutting act, pal! ” – Dave Dawson at Casablanca by Robert Sydney Bowen
  14. The heart of Virginia was cutting up. ” – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  15. The value of one cutting is 5 pounds per acre. ” – The Khedive's Country by George Manville Fenn
  16. “ A good many leisure hours were spent in cutting and sewing that shanty, which proved rather a success. ” – Woodcraft by George W. Sears
  17. It's a very fine stone, but this old- fashioned cutting does not really do it justice. ” – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  18. Well, said the Duke, in a tone of cutting irony, what new game is this? ” – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
  19. We can manage with them now that we've finished the cutting out. ” – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  20. “ " Well," he said, " you see it would be cutting loose from one's entire circle." ” – Godliness by Catherine Booth

Idioms for cutting