cutting off

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Noun1.cutting off - the act of cutting something offcutting off - the act of cutting something off  
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
circumcision - the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
2.cutting off - the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut"
shortening - act of decreasing in length; "the dress needs shortening"
snip, clipping, clip - the act of clipping or snipping
haircut - the act of cutting the hair
clipping, trimming, trim - cutting down to the desired size or shape
shearing - removing by cutting off or clipping
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Now look, for instance, at the way they serve dogs, cutting off their tails to make them look plucky, and shearing up their pretty little ears to a point to make them both look sharp, forsooth.
Summary: Rajnandagaon (Chhattisgarh) [India], June 02 (ANI): An investigation will be launched here after a video surfaced on the social media wherein a middle-aged man could be seen cutting off the sleeve of a girl appearing for the Chhattisgarh Pre Agriculture Test (CG PAT).
Mohammad Al Ansari, a lawyer for the complainants, told Al Qabas daily that there was a contract between the electricity ministry and the citizens and that any breach should be reviewed by a court of justice and not addressed by cutting off supplies.
DG KHAN -- Dera Ghazi Khan police on Wednesday booked a man for allegedly cutting off his wife's nose after the two failed to reconcile over a conflict, police said.

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