cut down

Definitions of cut down
  1. verb
    cause to come or go down
    synonyms: down, knock down, pull down, push down
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    submarine
    bring down with a blow to the legs
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    strike
    deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
  2. verb
    cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    synonyms: slash
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    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  3. verb
    cut with a blade or mower
    synonyms: mow
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    scythe
    cut with a scythe
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    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  4. verb
    cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    synonyms: drop, fell, strike down
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    chop down
    cut down
    poleax, poleaxe
    fell with or as if with a poleax
    log, lumber
    cut lumber, as in woods and forests
    cut
    fell by sawing; hew
    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  5. verb
    intercept (a player)
    synonyms: cut out
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    arrest, check, contain, hold back, stop, turn back
    hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
  6. verb
    cut down on; make a reduction in
    synonyms: bring down, cut, cut back, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    cut
    have a reducing effect
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    shorten
    make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    spill
    reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
    quench
    reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
    retrench
    make a reduction, as in one's workforce
    slash
    cut drastically
    thin out
    make sparse
    thin
    make thin or thinner
    detract, take away
    take away a part from; diminish
    deflate
    reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
    inflate
    increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
    downsize
    reduce in size or number
    subtract
    take off or away
    knock off, shave
    cut the price of
    foreshorten
    shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth
    clip, curtail, cut short
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
    syncopate
    omit a sound or letter in a word
    cut short, truncate
    make shorter as if by cutting off
    draw
    reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim
    cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    mark down
    reduce the price of
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    decrease, lessen, minify
    make smaller
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