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Meaning of “cull” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of cull from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cull" in American English

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cullverb [T]

 us   /kʌl/
to ​collectparts or ​pieces of something to use for another ​purpose: She went to ​strangelands to cull ​recipes for her ​book. If you cull ​animals or ​plants, you ​kill or ​remove them: to cull ​growingherds before they ​run out of ​food culling ​deadtimber
(Definition of cull from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cull" in Business English

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cullverb [T]

uk   us   /kʌl/ 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   us   /kʌl/ 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. a management/​staff cull
(Definition of cull from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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