cut down


cut down

verb

Definition of CUT DOWN

transitive verb
1
a :  to strike down and kill or incapacitate
b :  knock down
2
a :  to remodel by removing extras or unwanted furnishings and fittings
b :  to remake in a smaller size
intransitive verb
:  to reduce or curtail volume or activity <cut down on smoking>
cut down to size
:  to reduce from an inflated or exaggerated importance to true or suitable stature

Examples of CUT DOWN

  1. <we need to cut down that dying tree>

First Known Use of CUT DOWN

1571

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