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    cut down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cut down

    Definition
    (verb) cut down on; make a reduction in
    Example Sentence
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
    Definition
    (verb) cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    Synonyms : slash
    Definition
    (verb) cause to come or go down
    Synonyms : down , knock down , pull down , push down
    Example Sentence
    • The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect
    • The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
    Definition
    (verb) intercept (a player)
    Synonyms : cut out
    Definition
    (verb) cut with a blade or mower
    Synonyms : mow
    Example Sentence
    • mow the grass
    Definition
    (verb) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    Synonyms : drop , fell , strike down
    Example Sentence
    • strike down a tree
    • Lightning struck down the hikers
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