cutting off

Definitions of cutting off
  1. noun
    the act of cutting something off
    synonyms: abscission
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    types:
    circumcision
    the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
    type of:
    remotion, removal
    the act of removing
  2. noun
    the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends
    synonyms: cut, cutting
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    clip, clipping, snip
    the act of clipping or snipping
    haircut
    the act of cutting the hair
    clipping, trim, trimming
    cutting down to the desired size or shape
    shearing
    removing by cutting off or clipping
    pruning
    the act of trimming a plant
    sheepshearing
    act of shearing sheep
    nip, pinch
    a small sharp bite or snip
    type of:
    shortening
    act of decreasing in length
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