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Dictionary definition for: Cutting

1. (n) the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

2. (s) (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks" "edged satire" "a stinging comment"

3. (n) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

4. (s) unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

5. (n) the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful" "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

6. (s) 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"

7. (n) a piece cut off from the main part of something

8. (s) suitable for cutting or severing; "a cutting tool" "the cutting edge"

9. (n) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

10. (n) cutting away parts to create a desired shape

11. (n) 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"

12. (n) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

13. (n) the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water" "the thinning of paint with turpentine"

14. (n) the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"

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