cutting cutting  /ˈkə tɪŋ/


  1. (n) a share of the profits
  2. (n) (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
  3. (n) a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
  4. (n) a step on some scale
  5. (n) a wound made by cutting
  6. (n) a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
  7. (n) a remark capable of wounding mentally
  8. (n) a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc
  9. (n) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  10. (n) the style in which a garment is cut
  11. (n) a canal made by erosion or excavation
  12. (n) a refusal to recognize someone you know
  13. (n) in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball
  14. (n) (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
  15. (n) the division of a deck of cards before dealing
  16. (n) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
  17. (n) the act of cutting something into parts
  18. (n) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
  19. (n) the act of reducing the amount or number
  20. (n) an unexcused absence from class
  21. (v) separate with or as if with an instrument
  22. (v) cut down on; make a reduction in
  23. (v) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
  24. (v) make an incision or separation
  25. (v) discharge from a group
  26. (v) form by probing, penetrating, or digging
  27. (v) style and tailor in a certain fashion
  28. (v) hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
  29. (v) make out and issue
  30. (v) cut and assemble the components of
  31. (v) intentionally fail to attend
  32. (v) be able to manage or manage successfully
  33. (v) give the appearance or impression of
  34. (v) move (one's fist)
  35. (v) pass directly and often in haste
  36. (v) pass through or across
  37. (v) make an abrupt change of image or sound
  38. (v) stop filming
  39. (v) make a recording of
  40. (v) record a performance on (a medium)
  41. (v) create by duplicating data
  42. (v) form or shape by cutting or incising
  43. (v) perform or carry out
  44. (v) function as a cutting instrument
  45. (v) allow incision or separation
  46. (v) divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult
  47. (v) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
  48. (v) reap or harvest
  49. (v) fell by sawing; hew
  50. (v) penetrate injuriously
  51. (v) refuse to acknowledge
  52. (v) shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
  53. (v) weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
  54. (v) dissolve by breaking down the fat of
  55. (v) have a reducing effect
  56. (v) cease, stop
  57. (v) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
  58. (v) lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
  59. (v) have grow through the gums
  60. (v) grow through the gums
  61. (v) cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
  62. (adj) separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument
  63. (adj) fashioned or shaped by cutting
  64. (adj) with parts removed
  65. (adj) made neat and tidy by trimming
  66. (adj) (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine
  67. (adj) (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit
  68. (adj) (of a male animal) having the testicles removed
  69. (adj) (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply
  70. (adj) mixed with water
  71. (n) the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
  72. (n) a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
  73. (n) the act of cutting something into parts
  74. (n) a piece cut off from the main part of something
  75. (n) an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  76. (n) removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
  77. (n) the division of a deck of cards before dealing
  78. (n) the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
  79. (n) the act of diluting something
  80. (n) the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
  81. (adj) (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
  82. (adj) unpleasantly cold and damp
  83. (adj) painful as if caused by a sharp instrument


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  1. This makes them very useful for cutting wood; unfortunately, they're also very good at cutting fingers.
  2. This past April, 38% were cutting back.


  1. Ribbon-cutting to mark completion of BAE Systems Independence Hall

    Harbor Homes will host a ribbon-cutting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 14 to celebrate the opening of its newest transitional and permanent supportive housing facility for homeless veterans and their families, BAE Systems Independence Hall, 335 Somerville St.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. Cutting Edge Technologies Supplementing -- Rather than Displacing -- Older Tech, At Least For Now

    NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The technological world moves incredibly fast, with cutting edge trends sometimes getting pushed to the edge of the information and entertainment superhighway almost ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

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    on June 12, 2013     Source:

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  1. "Republicans in Congress have offered legislation to reform healthcare, without shifting Medicaid costs to the states, without cutting Medicare, and without raising your taxes," McDonnell said. "We will do that by implementing common sense...
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Bob McDonnell Source: Central Florida News 13

  2. "I understand the politics of this. I could very easily stand up here and say, 'I'm all for cutting off funding,' knowing we don't have the votes," Clinton said. "We have to end this war and we can't do it without Republican votes."
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. "Creating jobs has to be a top priority for governments," said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria. "Cutting unemployment and fiscal deficits at the same time is a daunting challenge but it needs to be tackled head on. Despite signs of...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: José Ángel Gurría Source: AFP

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