Synonyms of cutting


1. film editing, cutting, creating by removal

usage: the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film

2. cutting, slip, stalk, stem

usage: a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting

3. cut, cutting, division

usage: the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"

4. cutting, part, piece

usage: a piece cut off from the main part of something

5. clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, cutting, press cutting, excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

usage: an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"

6. carving, cutting, creating by removal

usage: removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape

7. cut, cutting, division

usage: 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"

8. cut, cutting, opening

usage: the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"

9. cutting, thinning, dilution

usage: the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"

10. cut, cutting, cutting off, shortening

usage: the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"


1. cut, separate, disunite, divide, part

usage: separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

2. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

3. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, turn

usage: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

4. cut

usage: make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"

5. cut, free, discharge

usage: discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"

6. cut, make, create

usage: form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

7. cut, tailor, design

usage: style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress"

8. cut, hit

usage: hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a Ping-Pong ball"

9. write out, issue, make out, cut, write

usage: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"

10. edit, cut, edit out, change, alter, modify

usage: cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape"

11. cut, skip, miss

usage: intentionally fail to attend; "cut class"

12. hack, cut, cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage

usage: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office"

13. cut, look, appear, seem

usage: give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"

14. cut, move

usage: move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

15. cut, pass, go through, go across

usage: pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

16. cut, transit, pass through, move through, pass across, pass over

usage: pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"

17. cut, switch, shift, change

usage: make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"

18. cut, stop

usage: stop filming; "cut a movie scene"

19. cut, record, tape

usage: make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"

20. cut, record, tape

usage: record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"

21. cut, burn, produce, make, create

usage: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"

22. cut, make, create

usage: form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"

23. cut, perform, execute, do

usage: perform or carry out; "cut a caper"

24. cut, function, work, operate, go, run

usage: function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"

25. cut, be

usage: allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"

26. cut, shuffle, ruffle, mix

usage: 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. switch off, cut, turn off, turn out, throw, flip, switch

usage: cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights"

28. cut, reap, harvest, glean

usage: reap or harvest; "cut grain"

29. cut, fell, drop, strike down, cut down

usage: fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

30. cut, penetrate, perforate

usage: penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

31. ignore, disregard, snub, cut, treat, handle, do by

usage: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"

32. cut, shorten

usage: shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"

33. cut, prune, rationalize, rationalise, extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with

usage: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet"

34. cut, dissolve, resolve, break up

usage: dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

35. cut, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"

36. cut, cut off, interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off

usage: cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"

37. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

38. dilute, thin, thin out, reduce, cut, weaken

usage: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon"

39. cut, grow, develop, produce, get, acquire

usage: have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

40. cut, grow

usage: grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

41. geld, cut, emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculinise

usage: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"


1. cutting, edged, stinging, unkind (vs. kind)

usage: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"

2. bleak, cutting, raw, cold (vs. hot)

usage: unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

3. cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating, sharp (vs. dull)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of cutting (Dictionary)