Definition of 'cutting'
Example sentences containing 'cutting'
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Both can be grown from hardwood cuttings taken when the plants are dormant. The Sun (2017)Summer is the ideal time to take cuttings from many plants. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This fact is used by gardeners who grow plants from cuttings. Biology Basic Facts (1982)Labour has attacked the coalition for cutting funding for the school sport partnerships programme it set up. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He draws mainly from magazine cuttings and books. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They might also have a press cuttings file on drug use. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)It can be sharp and cutting or dull and throbbing. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)It was under grass cuttings in the ashes of a bonfire. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is no sustainable route to deficit reduction except by cutting spending. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Such cuttings will give plants with more flowers. The Sun (2011)Cutting funding overnight is no way to run the arts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Digital cameras and cuttings from magazines are the perfect tools to use to help you piece together. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He had kept an archive of press cuttings about his son in a suitcase in the wardrobe. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is understood the plans will be paid for by cutting spending elsewhere. The Sun (2008)On their third visit they finally found him hiding behind hedge cuttings in his garden. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Buy established plants or take cuttings from friends. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The same sucker could be used in the summer to collect grass cuttings instead of blowing them off pavements. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But profits were up last year, helped by cost cutting. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are a significant cause of litter -- just look at any motorway verge or railway cutting. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Taking this train journey through the railway cuttings of western England is also a geological voyage. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)He met inquiries as to whether he would strengthen his hand in January with the most cutting retort he could muster. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some sharper cutting - the running time is more than two hours - might have made it really sing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'cutting'
British English: cutting /ˈkʌtɪŋ/ NOUN
newspaper A cutting is a piece of writing cut from a newspaper or magazine.
...old newspaper cuttings.
- American English: clipping
- Arabic: قُصَاصَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: artigo jornal
- Chinese: 切片
- Croatian: izrezak
- Czech: výstřižek
- Danish: udklip
- Dutch: krantenknipsel
- European Spanish: recorte periódico
- Finnish: lehtileike
- French: coupure
- German: Ausschnitt Zeitung
- Greek: τομή
- Italian: ritaglio
- Japanese: 切り抜き
- Korean: 절단
- Norwegian: klipping
- Polish: wycinek
- European Portuguese: artigo jornal
- Romanian: tăieturădin ziar
- Russian: вырезка из газеты
- Spanish: recorte
- Swedish: stickling
- Thai: การตัด
- Turkish: gazete kesiği
- Ukrainian: вирізка
- Vietnamese: bài báo cắt ra
British English: cutting NOUN
plant 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.
British English: cutting ADJECTIVE
A cutting remark is unkind and likely to hurt someone's feelings.
People make cutting remarks to help themselves feel superior or powerful.
Definition of cutting from the Collins English Dictionary
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