1) an unhealthy coping mechanism

2) an addiction
P1 - What are your healthy coping mechanisms?

P2 - Sometimes I take a hot shower to try to calm down when I get angry.

P1 - What are your unhealthy coping mechanisms?

P2 - When I get angry cutting is my first solution.
by stillmomsgirl September 02, 2008
when you take a sharp object like a knife or peice of glass or whatever and cut yourself, usually breaking the skin.
i'm the 'emo kid' at school. im not seriously depressed, and i've never cut myself before. but i have thought about it. my friends tease me abou being emo, and i know they're jokeing, but it hurts.
cutting is a serious thing. one of my friends cuts. onc you start, you really cant stop.
by Maya H. May 13, 2007
Half-filled cup of tea. The word is commonly used in restaurants and snack stalls across India.
After a sandwich lets grab a cutting.
by Ron the Wise May 18, 2005
When a junior or teenager feels so much pain and have no way to express it, and the only way is to cut or in other words, self-harm. They do it because if they tell they're parents the negative things that they wanna get out, they'll get in trouble. And if they tell they're friends, they are afraid that they will tell a paeent or counselour about self-harm. Then people wonder why other people and I wear long-sleeves.
"Anneliese is wearing long-sleeves, that's unusual." Say's Kylee.
"Why?" Say's Midori
"I dont know." Say's Kylee
"I heard she's cutting." Say's Alisa.
by depression&more February 16, 2015
When you can't afford quality weed but you can afford a sharp knife.
Smoking weed is less lethal for you then cutting is. Therefore, you should choose smoking weed over cutting because if you cut the wrong artery or lose 30% of your blood, you can go into cardiac arrest. Weed makes you hungry and tired and makes your eyes redden. Which would you choose?
by IAmRonPaul March 11, 2014
The dumbest t hing you could possible do to your body. Seriously. Just don't fucking do it. It's an addiction and it isn't fun.
And only retards would do this for attension.
Sally: I started cutting last night.
Billy: Do you want my attension? Cuz you're a retard.
by Fishnoodles October 31, 2014
The act of cutting your skin, with a knife, razor, etc. It releases endorphins into the brain, "stopping" pain, temporarily. I have a friend who used to cut, but he fortunately stopped. I don't disagree with it, but don't agree either. It's not jumping into the bandwagon, cuters just do it to release emotions, but in my opinion, it's psychological. I believe that there are better ways to release emotions than to slowly kill yourself every day/week.
Cutting is a way to make you un depressed, and is a serious problem.
by shinobi_of_darkness June 17, 2007

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