cutting

[[t]kʌ̱tɪŋ[/t]]
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cuttings
1) N-COUNT A cutting is a piece of writing which has been cut from a newspaper or magazine. [BRIT]

...a stack of old photographs and newspaper cuttings...

Here are the press cuttings and reviews.

Syn:
(in AM, use clipping)
2) N-COUNT A cutting from a plant is a part of the plant that you have cut off so that you can grow a new plant from it.

Take cuttings from it in July or August.

3) N-COUNT A cutting is a narrow valley cut through a hill so that a railway line or road can pass through. [BRIT]
(in AM, use cut)
4) ADJ-GRADED A cutting remark is unkind and likely to hurt someone's feelings.

People make cutting remarks to help themselves feel superior or powerful.


English dictionary. 2008.

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