HyperDic: cut_down

English > 6 senses of the expression cut down:
VERBchangecut down, reduce, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring downcut down on
contactcut down, slashcut with sweeping strokes
contactcut down, down, knock down, push down, pull downcause to come or go down
competitioncut down, cut outintercept (a player)
contactcut down, mowcut / cut with a blade or mower
contactcut down, fell, drop, strike downcause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
English > cut down: 6 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningcut down on; make a reduction in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsreduce, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
NarrowerdeflateReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
downsizeReduce in size or number
inflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
quenchReduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
retrenchmake a reduction, as in one's workforce
shave, knock offcut the price of
shortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
slashcut drastically
spillReduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
subtractTake off or away
take away, detracttake away a part from
thinmake thin or thinner
thin outmake sparse
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Similar tocutHave a reducing effect
Spanishbajar, cortar, rebajar, recortar, reducir
Catalanreduir, retallar, tallar-se, tallar
English > cut down: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey cut down the trees
Synonymslash
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishacuchillar, cortar
English > cut down: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCause to come or go down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to cut down his opponent
Synonymsdown, knock down, push down, pull down
Narrowersubmarinebring down with a blow to the legs
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishderribar, tumbar
English > cut down: 6 senses > verb 4, competition
Meaningintercept (a player) .
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymcut out
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broadercheck, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold backhold back, as of a danger or an enemy
Spanishcortar
English > cut down: 6 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcut / cut with a blade or mower.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey cut down rye in the field
Synonymmow
Narrowerscythecut / cut with a scythe
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishcortar, podar, segar
Catalansegar
English > cut down: 6 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningCause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThey cut down the trees
Synonymsfell, drop, strike down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Entailed byundercutcut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
Narrowerchop downcut down
cutfell by sawing
log, lumbercut lumber, as in woods and forests / forests
poleax, poleaxefell with or as if with a poleax / poleax
Broadercutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Spanishderribar, talar

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