Definition of cutting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʌtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌtɪŋ//
    The press, Types of road
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  1. 1(also press cutting) (both British English) (also clipping, press clipping North American English, British English) an article or a story that you cut from a newspaper or magazine and keep newspaper/press cuttings See related entries: The press
  2. 2a piece cut off a plant that will be used to grow a new plant Take geranium cuttings in late summer.
  3. 3(British English) a narrow open passage that is dug through high ground for a road, railway/railroad or canal See related entries: Types of road
  4. Extra examples After about four weeks you will be able to see whether the cuttings have taken. She had kept all the press cuttings about the murder. Take cuttings from mature plants in the spring. These plants are easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. You can see whether the cuttings have taken. a cutting from ‘The Guardian’
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