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You have seen me on the street
I am someone you try to meet
But I cut things as soon as I see them
Forming things before I meet them

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ Does this depend on the streets of some specific locality/country or is it street in general? $\endgroup$ – Tejasva Dhyani Sep 5 '16 at 12:08
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe a hint or some extra lines? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 11 '16 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ Something (I) peace or silence (II) gap between something in the road seems to fit very well. $\endgroup$ – user29273 Sep 11 '16 at 15:46
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Is it a:

Stranger's harsh gaze?

Seen on the street:

People gaze at you on the street.

Try to meet:

You meet the gaze of a stranger on the street.

Cut things as soon as I meet them:

The owner of the gaze pierces and assumes things about the fellow stranger it meets.

Forming things before I meet them:

The gaze (rather, the stranger controlling it) forms opinions.

This is the first time I've been proud of an answer I've posted on this site btw.

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    $\begingroup$ It's a good answer! It addresses most of the clues (except the title) and is well formatted. Nice work. $\endgroup$ – bg6471 Sep 4 '16 at 4:36
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not sure people are very enthusiastic about staring into a stranger's eyes. $\endgroup$ – greenturtle3141 Sep 4 '16 at 5:20
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe nobody's enthusiastic about it, but ignoring them would be rude, right? I always meet the eyes of creepy folks, if only to be polite:P $\endgroup$ – ToTheMax Sep 4 '16 at 5:23
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    $\begingroup$ These all fit. A stranger's gaze is, in short internalized, so that's how it also fits the title. Good job! $\endgroup$ – John Sep 11 '16 at 20:22
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Are you a

Traffic Light?

You have seen me on the street

There's lots of you about!

I am someone you try to meet

I try to meet you when you're green

But I cut things as soon as I see them

Yes, your nasty red cuts my progress for other cars!

Forming things before I meet them

Your orange is always busy collecting cars!

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Is it a:

Garbage collector machine?

Because:

They are collecting garbage on the streets. People sometimes go for it for pouring garbage stock.

Cut things:

It cuts big pieces of garbage into small pieces.

Forming things before I meet them

New things are made and after their usage, they are again pour into dustbin. For example, plastic cool drink bottle.

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