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English definition of “cutting”

cutting

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

cutting noun [C] (ARTICLE)

UK (US also clipping) an article that has been cut from a newspaper or magazinePieces of writing

cutting noun [C] (PLANT)

a piece cut off from a plant that can be used to grow another plant of the same typeParts of plantsGardening - general words

cutting noun [C] (PASSAGE)

(US cut) a deep, narrow passage made through a hill for a road, railway, or canalDitches, dams and tunnels

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!Saddening, shocking and upsetting
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