Meaning of CUTTING in English

CUTTING

transcription, транскрипция: [ kʌtɪŋ ]

( cuttings)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A cutting is a piece of writing which has been cut from a newspaper or magazine. ( BRIT; in AM, use clipping )

Here are the press cuttings and reviews.

= clipping

N-COUNT

2.

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.

N-COUNT

3.

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 )

N-COUNT

4.

A cutting remark is unkind and likely to hurt someone’s feelings.

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

ADJ

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