cut along

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cut along (something)

Literally, to cut or trim something using a line or border as a guide. Some of my kindergarteners still have trouble cutting along the dotted line.
See also: cut

cut along something

to make a cut following a line or guide. Please cut along the dotted line. My hand is too shaky to cut along the line neatly.
See also: cut
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Autumnal colours are best Double-sided tape | Scissors | Your collected leaves | Crayons (optional) | INSTRUCTIONS: | Cut along the card to the width |you would like (if you have lots of big leaves you may want it wider than if you have smaller leaves).
De-vein by making a shallow cut along the curved back of each one and lift out the dark vein.
The ECTS and Diploma Supplement Labels are honorary distinctions, they are given to all the graduates of CUT along with their diplomas.
To the applause of the crowd, Captain Steve Brown tried his best to subdue Scarth's buoyant demeanour by handing him a 2-shot handicap cut along with the first prize.
Once the double tread is cured and cooled, it is cut along the centerline with a double tread separation apparatus to expose a soft non-oxidized inner robber.
Lay it on one of its sides; cut along one long side, and the two short ends.
Transport authority Centro has agreed to pay pounds 6,698 to compensate for the trees which are being cut along Upper Bull Street, Corporation Street, Stephenson Place, Ethel Street and Pinfold Street.
Gourcuff missed coach Laurent Blanc's final cut along with young defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who helped Girard lead Montpellier to their first Ligue 1 title last season.
But Hartlepool's Graeme Storm recorded another 71 yesterday to miss the cut along with Robert Dinwiddie of Barnard Castle after two level-par rounds of 70.
Cut along the groove with a jigsaw, circular saw or panel saw - depending on the type and thickness of the worktop.
For sandwich makers, Snowbird is cutting 50g Pork, Lincolnshire and Cumberland sausages are cut along their 28mm length into two or three slices.
Now cut along the folded edge except for the two ends.
5 per cent cut along with several other central banks during recent banking turmoil.