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