cutback

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noun cut·back \ ˈkət-ˌbak \

Definition of cutback

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

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First Known Use of cutback

1897


cut back

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Definition of cut back

transitive verb
:to shorten by cutting :prune
intransitive verb
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

First Known Use of cut back

1871

cut back Synonyms

Synonyms
bob, crop, cut, clip, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trim
Antonyms
elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract
Related Words
skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shorten
Near Antonyms
elongate, extend, lengthen

CUTBACK Defined for English Language Learners

cutback

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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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