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1the action of someone or something that cuts:the cutting of the cake tax-cutting 2
) a piece cut off from something, especially what remains when something is being trimmed or prepared:grass cuttings
a piece cut from a plant for propagation. British a clipping from a newspaper or periodical. 3an open passage excavated through higher ground for a railroad, road, or canal.
capable of cutting something:the cutting blades of the hedge trimmer (especially of a comment) causing emotional pain; hurtful:a cutting remark (of the wind) bitterly cold.