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cut down

phrasal verb with cut uk   /kʌt/  us   /kʌt/ verb (present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut)
to do or use less of something: I'm trying to cut down on caffeine. She used to work 50 hours a week, but recently she's cut down.
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cut down

phrasal verb with cut uk   us   /kʌt/ verb [T] (cutting, cut, cut)
[I or T] to reduce the amount or number of something: cut down on sth The supermarket chain has promised to cut down on packaging. This new system should cut down the time spent in meetings.
(Definition of cut down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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