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English verb: cut down

1. cut down (change) cut down on; make a reduction in


SamplesReduce your daily fat intake.
The employer wants to cut back health benefits.


Synonymsbring down, cut, cut back, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decrease, lessen, minify


Narrower (hyponym)deflate, detract, downsize, inflate, knock off, quench, retrench, shave, shorten, slash, spill, subtract, take away, thin, thin out


Verb groupcut

2. cut down (contact) cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete


ExamplesThey cut down the trees


Synonymsslash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

3. cut down (contact) cause to come or go down


SamplesThe policeman downed the heavily armed suspect.
The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to cut down his opponent


Synonymsdown, knock down, pull down, push down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)strike


Narrower (hyponym)submarine

4. cut down (competition) intercept (a player)


Synonymscut out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arrest, check, contain, hold back, stop, turn back


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

5. cut down (contact) cut with a blade or mower


SamplesMow the grass.


ExamplesThey cut down rye in the field


Synonymsmow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)scythe

6. cut down (contact) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow


SamplesStrike down a tree.
Lightning struck down the hikers.


ExamplesThey cut down the trees


Synonymsdrop, fell, strike down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)chop down, cut, log, lumber, poleax, poleaxe


Causecome down, descend, fall, go down









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