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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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"The undersigned never entered in any agreement nor engaged the Provincial Government or environment groups on agreements on the issue of the tree cutting along the road widening project," PeAaAaAeA~afiel said in a three-pa letter to Pangasinan 5th district Rep.
Start by carefully cutting along the bottom of the sealant and then apply the sealant remover all over - it's a gel and comes with an applicator brush.
What really sets it apart from other battery-powered trimmers is this: You can rotate the head 90 degrees, and it rides on wheels to morph into an edger for cutting along sidewalks or around garden beds.
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 0.100" or less without distortion.
Cut the slit in his cap, cutting along the dotted lines only.