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Meaning of CUT DOWN

Pronunciation:  kut dawn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  cut down; "the tree is down"
  2. [v]  cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  3. [v]  intercept (a player), in baseball
  4. [v]  cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
  5. [v]  cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
  6. [v]  cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"
  7. [v]  cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
 
 Synonyms: bring down, cut, cut, cut back, cut out, down, down, downed, drop, fell, felled, knock down, mow, pull down, push down, reduce, slash, strike down, trim, trim back, trim down
 
 See Also: arrest, check, chop down, come down, contain, cut, decrease, deflate, descend, detract, fall, go down, hold back, inflate, knock off, lessen, log, lumber, minify, poleax, poleaxe, quench, retrench, scythe, shave, shorten, slash, stop, strike, submarine, take away, thin, thin out, turn back

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, annihilate, beat down, bereave of life, blow down, blow over, blow to pieces, blow up, bob, boil down, bowl down, bowl over, brain, break down, bring down, bulldog, bulldoze, burn down, burn to death, capsulize, carry away, carry off, cast down, chloroform, chop down, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, curtail expenses, cut, cut back, cut corners, cut off, cut off short, cut short, cut to pieces, damp, dampen, dash down, deal a deathblow, deck, decrease, deduct, deflate, depreciate, depress, deprive of life, destroy, diminish, disintegrate, dispatch, dispose of, do away with, do for, do to death, dock, down, downgrade, drop, elide, end, epitomize, execute, exterminate, fell, fetch down, finish, finish off, flatten, floor, foreshorten, frag, give the quietus, ground, gun down, hew down, immolate, incinerate, jugulate, kill, knock down, knock over, lapidate, launch into eternity, lay level, lay low, lay out, lessen, level, liquidate, lower, lynch, make away with, mark down, martyr, martyrize, mow, mow down, nip, pare, pare down expenses, pistol, poison, poleax, poll, pollard, precipitate, prostrate, prune, pull down, purge, put away, put down, put to death, put to sleep, rase, raze, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, remove from life, retrench, riddle, roll back, sacrifice, scale down, send headlong, shave, shear, shoot, shoot down, shoot to death, shorten, shotgun, silence, simplify, slash, slay, slow down, smash, snub, spread-eagle, stab to death, starve, steamroller, step down, stone, stone to death, strike dead, stunt, sum up, summarize, supinate, synopsize, take a reef, take down, take from, take in, take life, take off, tear down, telescope, throw, throw down, topple, trim, trip, truncate, tumble, tune down, vaporize, whack down
 

 

 

 

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