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cutting

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈkʌt̬-/

cutting noun [C] (ARTICLE)

UK (US clipping) an article that has been cut from a newspaper or magazine

cutting noun [C] (PLANT)

a piece cut off from a plant that can be used to grow another plant of the same type

cutting noun [C] (PASSAGE)

UK (US cut) a deep, narrow passage made through a hill for a road, railway, or canal

cutting

adjective uk   /ˈkʌt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈkʌt̬-/
unkind and intending to upset someone: a cutting remark/comment He can be very cutting when he chooses to be!
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