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  1. [noun] the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    Synonyms: film editing

  2. [noun] a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    Synonyms: slip

  3. [noun] the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
    Synonyms: cut

  4. [noun] a piece cut off from the main part of something

  5. [noun] an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings"
    Synonyms: clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press

  6. [noun] cutting away parts to create a desired shape
    Synonyms: carving

  7. [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"
    Synonyms: cut

  8. [noun] the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels"
    Synonyms: cut

  9. [noun] the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine"
    Synonyms: thinning

  10. [noun] the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
    Synonyms: cut, off

  11. [adjective] (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
    Synonyms: edged, stinging

  12. [adjective] unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
    Synonyms: bleak, raw

  13. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

  14. [adjective] suitable for cutting or severing; "a cutting tool"; "the cutting edge"


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