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cutting noun

1 piece cut out from a newspaper

ADJ. newspaper, press She had kept all the press cuttings about the murder.

PREP. ~ from a cutting from ‘The Guardian’

2 piece cut off from a plant

ADJ. leaf, root, stem

VERB + CUTTING take

CUTTING + VERB root, take After about four weeks you will be able to see whether the cuttings have taken.

PREP. from a/the ~ These plants are easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. | ~ from Take cuttings from mature plants in the spring.