Associations to the word «Cutting»
CUTTING, verb. Present participle of cut
CUTTING, noun. (countable) (uncountable) The action of the verb to cut.
CUTTING, noun. (countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
CUTTING, noun. (countable) A newspaper clipping.
CUTTING, noun. (countable) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant.
CUTTING, noun. (countable) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance.
CUTTING, noun. (uncountable) The editing of film or other recordings.
CUTTING, noun. (uncountable) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin.
CUTTING, noun. (countable) A narrow passage, dug for a road, railway or canal to go through.
CUTTING, adjective. (not comparable) That is used for cutting.
CUTTING, adjective. Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful.
CUTTING BAIT, verb. Present participle of cut bait
CUTTING BOARD, noun. Chopping board
CUTTING BOARDS, noun. Plural of cutting board
CUTTING DOWN, verb. Present participle of cut down
CUTTING EDGE, noun. The sharp edge of the blade of a knife or other cutting tool
CUTTING EDGE, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) the forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field
CUTTING EDGE, adjective. Alternative form of cutting-edge
CUTTING FLUID, noun. A fluid that functions as a coolant and lubricant in a machine tool
CUTTING HORSE, noun. A horse which has been trained to assist its rider in managing livestock by separating selected animals from a herd.
CUTTING HORSES, noun. Plural of cutting horse
CUTTING IN, verb. Present participle of cut in
CUTTING IT, verb. Present participle of cut it
CUTTING OFF, verb. Present participle of cut off
CUTTING OFF ONE'S NOSE TO SPITE ONE'S FACE, verb. Present participle of cut off one's nose to spite one's face
CUTTING ONE'S LOSSES, verb. Present participle of cut one's losses
CUTTING OUT, verb. Present participle of cut out
CUTTING ROOM, noun. (cinema) A room in which a film is edited to its final form.
CUTTING ROOMS, noun. Plural of cutting room
CUTTING SOMEONE LOOSE, verb. Present participle of cut someone loose
CUTTING SOMEONE SOME SLACK, verb. Present participle of cut someone some slack
CUTTING UP, verb. Present participle of cut up
CUTTING, noun. The activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film.
CUTTING, noun. A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting.
CUTTING, noun. The act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess".
CUTTING, noun. A piece cut off from the main part of something.
CUTTING, noun. An excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings".
CUTTING, noun. Removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape.
CUTTING, noun. The division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual".
CUTTING, noun. The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels".
CUTTING, noun. The act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine".
CUTTING, noun. The act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut".
CUTTING, adjective. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment".
CUTTING, adjective. Unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic".
CUTTING, adjective. Painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.