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"cutting" in British English

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cuttingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʌt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈkʌt̬-/
  • 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, ​narrowpassage made through a ​hill for a ​road, ​railway, or canal

cuttingadjective

uk   /ˈkʌt.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈkʌt̬-/
(Definition of cutting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cutting" in American English

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cuttingadjective

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

cuttingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkʌt̬·ɪŋ/
  • cutting noun [C] (DIVIDED PIECE)

a ​piececut from a ​plant and used to ​grow a new ​plant
(Definition of cutting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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