cutback

noun cut·back \ ˈkət-ˌbak \
|Updated on: 25 Jun 2018

Definition of cutback

1 : something cut back
2 : reduction
  • a cutback in funding

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First Known Use of cutback

1897

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cut back

verb

Definition of cut back

: to shorten by cutting : prune
1 : to interrupt the sequence of a plot (as of a movie) by introducing events prior to those last presented
2 : cut down
  • cut back on sugar

Examples of cut back in a Sentence

  1. we need to cut back the bushes a bit so that the house number is visible from the street

  2. cut back the meeting so everyone could leave early for the long weekend

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First Known Use of cut back

1871

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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Definition of cutback for English Language Learners

  • : the act of reducing the number or amount of something


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