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cut back

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cut back

  1. 1 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <we need to cut back the bushes a bit so that the house number is visible from the street> Synonyms bob, crop, cut, clip, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen

  2. 2 to make less in extent or duration <cut back the meeting so everyone could leave early for the long weekend> Synonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten, dock, elide, syncopate, truncateRelated Words abstract, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, recapitulate, summarize, sum up; abate, compress, constrict, contract, cut, cut down, pare, prune, trim; decrease, de-escalate, deflate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, moderate, modify, reduce, retrench, shrink, slash, subtract (from), taperNear Antonyms enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, pump up, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swellAntonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract




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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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