Meaning of “cut down” in the English Dictionary

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"cut down" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “cut down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cut down" in Business English

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cut down

phrasal verb with cut uk /kʌt/ us 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)