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cut sth down

phrasal verb with cut uk   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.
  • (CUT PLANT)

B2 to make a ​tree or other ​plantfall to the ​ground by ​cutting it near the ​bottom: They are ​cutting down ​forests to ​clearland for ​cattle.
(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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