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English definition of “cut back/down”

cut back/down

phrasal verb with cut     /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
B2 to do less of something or use something in smaller amounts : The government has announced plans to cut back on defence spending by 10 percent next year . I'm trying to cut down on caffeine .Budgeting and saving money
(Definition of cut back/down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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