cut back

verb

Definition of cut back

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to shorten by cutting :  prune

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to interrupt the sequence of a plot (as of a movie) by introducing events prior to those last presented

  5. 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

1871

First Known Use of cut back

1871



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