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      n  
1    a piece cut off from the main part of something  
2      (Horticulture)  
a    a method of vegetative propagation in which a part of a plant, such as a stem or leaf, is induced to form its own roots  
b    a part separated for this purpose  
3      (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    clipping   an article, photograph, etc., cut from a newspaper or other publication  
4    the editing process by which a film is cut and made  
5    an excavation in a piece of high land for a road, railway, etc., enabling it to remain at approximately the same level  
6      (Irish)  
informal   sharp-wittedness  
there is no cutting in him     
7    modifier   designed for or adapted to cutting; edged; sharp  
a cutting tool     
      adj  
8    keen; piercing  
a cutting wind     
9    tending to hurt the feelings  
a cutting remark     
  cuttingly      adv  


cutting compound  
      n     (Engineering)   a mixture, such as oil, water, and soap, used for cooling drills and other cutting tools  
cutting edge  
      n   the leading position in any field; forefront  
on the cutting edge of space technology     
cutting grass  
      n      a W African name for       cane rat       1  
cutting horse  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a saddle horse trained for use in separating an individual animal, such as a cow, from a herd  
die-cutting  
      adv  
      n     (Printing)   the cutting by machine of paper or card into shapes with sharp steel knives, such as in the manufacture of cardboard boxes  
flame cutting  
      n     (Engineering)   a method of cutting ferrous metals in which the metal is heated by a torch to about 800°C and is oxidized by a stream of oxygen from the torch  
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v.
1. the operation or work of cutting grass and curing it for hay 2. the act of taking full advantage of an easy opportunity
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