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

Samples where trim back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for trim back in the sense of this definition

(trim back is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

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

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(... is a kind of trim back ) take off or away

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

(... is a kind of trim back ) (of a company) reduce in size or number of employees

"the company downsized its research staff"

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

"inflate the currency"

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

"deflate the currency"

(... is a kind of trim back ) take away a part from; diminish

"His bad manners detract from his good character"

(... is a kind of trim back ) make thin or thinner

"Thin the solution"

(... is a kind of trim back ) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of trim back ) cut drastically

"Prices were slashed"

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

"The company had to retrench"

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

(... is a kind of trim back ) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

(... is a kind of trim back ) cut the price of

(trim back has a similar meaning as ...) have a reducing effect

"This cuts into my earnings"

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