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cut back

phrasal verb with cut uk   us   /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
B2 to ​spend less, do less, or use less of something: The ​government has ​announcedplans to ​cut back ondefencespending by 10 ​percent next ​year. If ​exercise is ​causing you ​pain, you should ​cut back.
(Definition of cut back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cut back" in Business English

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cut back

phrasal verb with cut uk   us   /kʌt/ verb [T] (cutting, cut, cut)
[I or T] to do less of something, or use something in ​smalleramounts, especially ​money: With ​orders down, many ​companies are ​cutting back. We are ​trying to cut back ontravelcosts. The ​firm has ​cut back ​hours at its ​factory.
(Definition of cut back from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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