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Meaning of cutting

cut•ting

Pronunciation: (kut'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that cuts.
  2. something cut, cut off, or cut out.
  3. a piece, as a root, stem, or leaf, cut from a plant and used for propagation.
  4. something made by cutting, as a recording.
  5. a clipping from a newspaper, magazine, etc.
  6. a trenchlike excavation, esp. through a hill, as one made in constructing a highway.
—adj.
  1. that cuts; penetrating or dividing by, or as if by, a cut.
  2. piercing, as a wind.
  3. wounding the feelings severely; sarcastic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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