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English definition of “cut back/down”

cut back/down

verb uk phrasal verb with cut   /kʌt/ (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut) us  
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.
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