cut down

verb

Definition of cut down

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to strike down and kill or incapacitateb :  knock down

  3. 2a :  to remodel by removing extras or unwanted furnishings and fittingsb :  to remake in a smaller size

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to reduce or curtail volume or activity cut down on smoking

cut down to size

  1. :  to reduce from an inflated or exaggerated importance to true or suitable stature

Examples of cut down in a Sentence

  1. we need to cut down that dying tree

First Known Use of cut down

1571


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