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English definition of “cutting”

cutting

adjective  /ˈkʌt̬·ɪŋ/ us  
said or done to hurt someone’s feelings: She made a cutting remark about his table manners.

cutting

noun [C]  /ˈkʌt̬·ɪŋ/ us  

cutting noun [C] (DIVIDED PIECE)

a piece cut from a plant and used to grow a new plant
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