cut down

Primary Meanings of cut down

1.
v
cause to come or go down
2.
v
cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
3.
v
cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
4.
v
cut down on; make a reduction in
Full Definitions of cut down
1

v cause to come or go down

Synonyms:
down, knock down, pull down, push down
Types:
submarine
bring down with a blow to the legs
Type of:
strike
deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
2

v cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

Synonyms:
slash
Type of:
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument

v cut with a blade or mower

Synonyms:
mow
Types:
scythe
cut with a scythe
Type of:
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument
3

v cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

Synonyms:
drop, fell, strike down
Types:
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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

v intercept (a player)

Synonyms:
cut out
Type of:
arrest, check, contain, hold back, stop, turn back
hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
4

v cut down on; make a reduction in

Synonyms:
bring down, cut, cut back, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
cut
have a reducing effect
Types:
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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
Type of:
decrease, lessen, minify
make smaller

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