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"cutback" in British English

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cutbacknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkʌt.bæk/
C1 a ​reduction in something, made in ​order to ​savemoney: The ​closure of the Manchester ​printingfactory is the company's ​biggestsingle cutback so ​far.
(Definition of cutback from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cutback" in American English

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cutbacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈkʌtˌbæk/
a reduction, esp. one made to ​savemoney: Cutbacks in ​publicspending are ​expected in the next ​budget.
(Definition of cutback from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cutback" in Business English

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cutbacknoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   /ˈkʌtbæk/
a ​reduction that is made to ​savemoney: The ​company has announced cutbacks inproductiondue to ​fallingsales.big/drastic/severe, etc. cutbacks The ​closure of the ​constructioncompany could ​meanbig cutbacks among its ​suppliers.announce/propose/face, etc. cutbacks Many schools are facing cutbacks in ​funding this ​year. budget/​staff/​spending, etc. cutbacks
(Definition of cutback from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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