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Definition 1: cut down on; make a reduction in - [verb of change]

Samples where cut down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reduce your daily fat intake
  • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Synonyms for cut down in the sense of this definition

(cut down is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of cut down ) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(... is a kind of cut down ) take off or away

"this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

(... is a kind of cut down ) (of a company) reduce in size or number of employees

"the company downsized its research staff"

(... is a kind of cut down ) increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

"inflate the currency"

(... is a kind of cut down ) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices

"deflate the currency"

(... is a kind of cut down ) take away a part from; diminish

"His bad manners detract from his good character"

(... is a kind of cut down ) make thin or thinner

"Thin the solution"

(... is a kind of cut down ) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of cut down ) cut drastically

"Prices were slashed"

(... is a kind of cut down ) make a reduction, as in one's workforce

"The company had to retrench"

(... is a kind of cut down ) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

(... is a kind of cut down ) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

(... is a kind of cut down ) cut the price of

(cut down has a similar meaning as ...) have a reducing effect

"This cuts into my earnings"

Definition 2: intercept (a player) - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for cut down in the sense of this definition

(cut down is a kind of ...) hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

"Arrest the downward trend" "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia" "Contain the rebel movement" "Turn back the tide of communism"

(cut down belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 3: cause to come or go down - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect
  • The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet

Synonyms for cut down in the sense of this definition

(cut down is a kind of ...) deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

"The teacher struck the child" "the opponent refused to strike" "The boxer struck the attacker dead"

(... is a kind of cut down ) bring down with a blow to the legs

Definition 4: cut with a blade or mower - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mow the grass

Synonyms for cut down in the sense of this definition

(cut down is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of cut down ) cut with a scythe

"scythe grass or grain"

Definition 5: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow - [verb of contact]

Samples where cut down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strike down a tree
  • Lightning struck down the hikers

Synonyms for cut down in the sense of this definition

(cut down is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

(... is a kind of cut down ) cut down

"George chopped down the cherry tree"

(... is a kind of cut down ) fell with or as if with a poleax

(... is a kind of cut down ) cut lumber, as in woods and forests

(... is a kind of cut down ) fell by sawing; hew

"The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

(cut down causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 6: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for cut down in the sense of this definition

(cut down is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

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