Crossword clues for cutting
- Have grow through the gums
- Discharge from a group
- A piece cut off from the main part of something
- A part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
- An excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
- The division of a deck of cards before dealing
- The act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
- The act of diluting something
- Separate with or as if with an instrument
- Cut down on
- Make a reduction in
- Turn sharply
- Pass through or across
- Make an incision or separation
- Form by probing, penetrating, or digging
- Style and tailor in a certain fashion
- Hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction
- Make out and issue
- Intentionally fail to attend
- Informal be able to manage or manage successfully
- Give the appearance or impression of
- Move, as of a fist in boxing
- Pass directly and often in haste
- Change direction abruptly
- Editor's job, often
- Stop filming
- Fell by sawing
- Reap or harvest
- Cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
- Divide at random
- Divide a deck of cards into two parts to make selection difficult
- Allow incision or separation
- Perform or carry out
- Record a performance on
- Make a recording of
- Create by recording electronically
- Penetrate injuriously
- Refuse to acknowledge
- Shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of
- Weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
- Dissolve by breaking down the fat of
- Reduce in amount
- Cease, stop
- Reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
- Lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
- Grow through the gums
- The activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
- Make an abrupt change of image or sound
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cutting \Cut"ting\, a.
Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.
Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply; a cutting remark.
Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cut; p. pr. & vb. n. Cutting.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece, Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.]
To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.
You must cut this flesh from off his breast.
Before the whistling winds the vessels fly, With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way.
To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.
Thy servants can skill to cut timer.
--2. Chron. ii. 8
To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.
Why should a man. whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
Loopholes cut through thickest shade.
To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
The man was cut to the heart.
To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.
To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]
To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc. [Colloq.]
An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity.
(Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
(Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball.
(Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball.
(Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball. To cut a caper. See under Caper. To cut the cards, to divide a pack of cards into portions, in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change the cards to be dealt. To cut both ways, to have effects both advantageous and disadvantageous. To cut corners, to deliberately do an incomplete or imperfect job in order to save time or money. To cut a dash or To cut a figure, to make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.] To cut down.
To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate. ``Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia.''
To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs] ``So great is his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest orator.''
To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down expenses.
(Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a sloop. To cut the knot or To cut the Gordian knot, to dispose of a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary action, rather than by skill or patience. To cut lots, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw lots. To cut off.
To sever; to separate.
I would to God, . . . The king had cut off my brother's.
To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to destroy. ``Iren[ae]us was likewise cut off by martyrdom.''
To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam engine.
To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat.
To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate. To cut out.
To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a piece from a board.
To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a garment. `` A large forest cut out into walks.''
To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out work for another day. ``Every man had cut out a place for himself.''
To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to cut out a rival. [Colloq.]
To debar. ``I am cut out from anything but common acknowledgments.''
To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or from under the guns of an enemy.
to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a train.
to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking. To cut to pieces.
To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces.
To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces. To cut a play (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out passages, to adapt it for the stage. To cut rates (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for transportation below the rates established between competing lines. To cut short, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a sudden termination. ``Achilles cut him short, and thus replied.'' --Dryden. To cut stick, to make off clandestinely or precipitately. To cut teeth, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce through the gum and appear. To have cut one's eyeteeth, to be sharp and knowing. To cut one's wisdom teeth, to come to years of discretion. To cut under, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor in trade; more commonly referred to as undercut. To cut up.
To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes.
To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut up a book or its author by severe criticism. ``This doctrine cuts up all government by the roots.''
To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.]
Cutting \Cut"ting\ (k[u^]t"t[i^]ng), n.
The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1 (context not comparable English) That is used for cutting. 2 Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful. n. 1 (context countable uncountable English) The action of the verb to '''cut'''. 2 (context countable English) A section removed from the larger whole. 3 (context countable English) A newspaper clipping. 4 (context countable English) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant. 5 (context countable English) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance. 6 (context uncountable English) The editing of film or other recordings. 7 (context uncountable English) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin. 8 (context countable English) A narrow passage, dig for a road, railway or canal to go through. v
(present participle of cut English)
adj. separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists" [ant: uncut]
fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet" [ant: uncut]
with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: shortened]
(of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book" [ant: uncut]
having a long rip or tear; "a split lip" [syn: split]
(used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers" [syn: slashed]
n. the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass [syn: cut of meat]
a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album" [syn: track]
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: cutting]
a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"
a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"
a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation [syn: gash]
(film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"
the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess" [syn: cutting]
the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause" [syn: deletion, excision]
the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"
a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all" [syn: stinger]
a canal made by erosion or excavation
(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player" [syn: undercut]
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" [syn: cutting]
an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"
as physically 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" [syn: keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]
suitable for cutting or severing; "a cutting tool"; "the cutting edge"
n. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film [syn: film editing]
a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [syn: slip]
the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess" [syn: cut]
a piece cut off from the main part of something
cutting away parts to create a desired shape [syn: carving]
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" [syn: cut]
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: cut]
the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine" [syn: thinning]
v. separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"
discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"
form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"
style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress" [syn: tailor]
hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"
intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: skip]
informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office" [syn: hack]
give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"
move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"
pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"
make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
stop filming; "cut a movie scene"
make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"
record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"
create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" [syn: burn]
form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"
perform or carry out; "cut a caper"
function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"
divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"
reap or harvest; "cut grain"
fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"
penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"
shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"
dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"
have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"
cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation" [syn: cut off]
have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"
grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"
cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse" [syn: geld]
Cutting is the separation of a physical object, into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force.
Implements commonly used for cutting are the knife and saw, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome. However, any sufficiently sharp object is capable of cutting if it has a hardness sufficiently larger than the object being cut, and if it is applied with sufficient force. Even liquids can be used to cut things when applied with sufficient force (see water jet cutter).
A plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking. A stem cutting produces new roots, and a root cutting produces new stems. Some plants can be grown from leaf pieces, called leaf cuttings, which produce both stems and roots. The scions used in grafting are also called cuttings.
The Cutting was an automobile manufactured in Jackson, Michigan by the Clark-Carter Automobile Company from 1909-11, and the Cutting Motor Car Company from 1911-12. The Cutting was a powerful automobile using engines from Milwaukee, Model, and Wisconsin ranging from 30-60 hp. Cuttings have been entered into the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 & 1912. Prices ranged from $1,200 to $1,500. The company failed in 1912 due to lack of sufficient capital.
Cutting is the division or separation of a physical object with an edged instrument.
Cutting or cuttings may also refer to:
- Cutting (automobile)
- Cutting in line, the act of entering a queue at any position other than the end
- Cutting (plant), a technique for plant propagation
- Cutting (sport), an equestrian event
- Cutting (transportation), an excavation to make way for a transport route
- Cutting, Moselle, France
- Weight cutting, the practice of rapid weight loss prior to a sporting competition
- Cutting in, the act of taking a dance partner from another
- Film editing
- A bodybuilding strategy
- A form of self-harm
- The act of using a cutting agent to dilute drugs
- The act of competing in or winning a cutting contest, a type of musical battle
- Drill cuttings, broken bits of solid material removed by drilling
- A form of Naval boarding, popular during the age of sail.
Cutting is a western-style equestrian competition in which a horse and rider work as a team before a judge or panel of judges to demonstrate the horse's athleticism and ability to handle cattle during a minute performance, called a "run." Each contestant is assisted by four helpers: two are designated as turnback help to keep cattle from running off to the back of the arena, and the other two are designated as herd holders to keep the cattle bunched together and prevent potential strays from escaping into the work area. Cutting cattle are typically young steers and heifers that customarily range in size from . They are of Angus or Hereford lineage or possibly a mix of crossbred beef cattle with Charolais or Brahman lineage.
A contestant is required to make at least two cuts from the herd, one of which must be a cut from deep inside the herd while the other(s) can be peeled from the edges. Once the selected cow has been driven clear of the herd, the contestant commits the horse by dropping the rein hand to feed slack and give the horse its head. At that point, it is almost entirely up to the horse (with the exception of leg cues from the rider) to prevent the cow from returning to the herd; a job the best horses do with relish, savvy, and style. Judges score a run on a scale from 60 to 80, with 70 being an average score.
Cutting is a sport born of necessity and dates back to a time when ranchers in the American West hired cowboys to work and sort through herds of cattle out on the open range, separating those in need of branding or doctoring. From the open range to the indoor arena, cutting has grown into a widely recognized sport with sanctioned events, some of which offer added monies and awards comprising million dollar purses. Cutting horse competition is primarily governed by the rules and regulations established by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) located in Fort Worth, Texas. There are also NCHA affiliates in Australia and Europe. However, there are some cutting events that are neither sponsored by nor sanctioned by the NCHA which may be governed by a slightly different set of rules, such as cutting events sanctioned by the American Cutting Horse Association, a separate entity not affiliated with the NCHA, or those limited to a single horse breed and sanctioned by a breed association.
Usage examples of "cutting".
There were his irrigation boots and a spade for cutting water out of the Acequia del Monte into his back field, or into his apple and plum trees, or into his garden.
But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.
But a simpler interpretation of the data suggests it to have been a purely physical effect caused by DDT particles adsorbing to the outside surfaces of the algae and cutting down the light supply.
The second hit the fuselage aft of the jet exhaust, cutting the aircraft in half.
Fausta as the other women bustled around her, cutting the cord and helping her to deliver the afterbirth while the maids washed and swaddled the child.
Apart from running miles all over the place, we had long periods of PT down on the rain-swept prom with the wind cutting in from the sea on I ALL THYNGS WISE AND WONDERFUL133 our goose-pimpled limbs.
They behaved in a professional way, cutting me like that, and there is something strangely amateurish too.
His cutting out the tangle of abnormal vessels, the capsular angioma that he suspected, while leaving the rest of the anatomy intact, was so tricky the operation itself could further destroy neurons, making her worse off and possibly killing her.
The amount of territory given up to the serfs by the Emancipation Act of 1861 was about one-half of the arable land of the whole empire, so that the experiment of cutting up the large properties of a country, and the formation instead of a landed peasantry, has now been tried on a sufficiently large scale for a quarter of a century to enable the world to judge of its success or failure.
To strengthen it Lord Grimthorpe built buttresses, naturally following the division of the upper part of the walls, but thereby cutting across the arcading of the cloister walk in a most ugly fashion.
About to give a cutting retort, Lysie remembered that the argumentative, arrogant Argon was her only hope of staying alive, and wisely shut her mouth again.
Nursing my arm, I looked up through streaming tears at the man behind it and caught my breath, cutting off the noise I was making, almost as if they had also managed to thump me in the solar plexus.
I only knew of Asye as a name to curse by when I stabbed my thumb, cutting a quill.
The full-court press, passes out of the double-team, the pick-and-roll, cutting off the passing lanes, a tip-in from a high-flying forward soaring from out of nowhere all constitute a coordination of intellect and athleticism, a harmony of mind and body.
The two heads, one hoary and aged and the other young and bright, leaned together as the duke of Avaria and the duchess of Fesse bent close in intimate conversation The door closed, cutting them off, and Hanna felt rushed along as Hugh led his retinue at a brisk pace under shaded porticos and out across the blistering hot courtyard that separated the regnal palace from the one where the skopos dwelled.