Meaning of “cull” in the English Dictionary

"cull" in American English

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cullverb [ T ]

us /kʌl/

to collect parts or pieces of something to use for another purpose:

She went to strange lands to cull recipes for her book.

If you cull animals or plants, you kill or remove them:

to cull growing herds before they run out of food
culling dead timber

(Definition of “cull” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cull" in Business English

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cullverb [ T ]

uk /kʌl/ us informal WORKPLACE

to reduce the number of people that work for a particular company by a large amount:

The programme of redundancies was intended to cull 1000 jobs.
The company has culled 1,900 people from its workforce.

cullnoun [ C ]

uk /kʌl/ us WORKPLACE

a large reduction in the number of people that work for a particular company:

The cull will affect almost 15% of the 7,000 staff.

(Definition of “cull” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)