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cut sth down

phrasal verb with cut uk   /kʌt/ us   /kʌt/ verb present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut
  • (REDUCE)

to reduce the number, amount, or size of something: Patients were asked if they had cut down their use of painkillers. I need to cut this section down to 500 words.
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Translations of “cut sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 砍倒,伐倒…
in Turkish (ağaç, bitki) kesmek, kesip devirmek…
in Russian рубить (деревья)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 砍倒,伐倒…
in Polish ścinać coś…
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“cut sth down” in British English

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