cutting in


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cutting in

[′kəd·iŋ ′in]
(mechanical engineering)
An undesirable action occurring during loose-drum spooling in which a layer of wire rope spreads apart and forms grooves in which the next layer travels.

cutting in

Careful use of a brush to paint the edge of a corner wall, ceiling area, door, or window frame.
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Actually rolling up your sleeves, cutting in the product, and setting up the displays--and doing it in time to coincide with a national radio advertisement--is a completely different ballgame.