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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.
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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.
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With the edges together, begin cutting along the folded edge.
End mills and face mills feature double-positive, deep-dish, molded, rake face geometry, enabling cutting along thin walls of 0.
Even rookie Beno Udrih got in the act, cutting along the baseline and taking a Brent Barry pass for a layup.
Cut the slit in his cap, cutting along the dotted lines only.
In Labyrinth in Plaster, 1972, he incised a drawing of the labyrinth in a small circle of plaster, filming the action through a magnifying glass, while in Labyrinth Pulled Out, 1974, Fox opened up a drawing of the form by cutting along the rings and stretching it out like some esoteric slinky strangely reminiscent of Marcel Duchamp's Trois stoppages-etalon (Three standard stoppages, 1913-14).
By striking or cutting along these lines Shiki can slice through virtually anything like a hot knife through butter.