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cut sth down

verb uk phrasal verb with cut   /kʌt/ ( present participle cutting, past tense and past participle cut) us  
B2 to make a tree or other plant fall to the ground by cutting it near the bottom
Translations of “cut sth down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 砍倒,伐倒…
in Russian рубить (деревья)…
in Turkish (ağaç, bitki) kesmek, kesip devirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 砍倒,伐倒…
in Polish ścinać coś…
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