cut down

cut down

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see cut, down
  2. (transitive) To bring down by cutting.
    They want to cut down several trees to make room for the parking lot.
  3. (idiomatic, transitive) To insult, to belittle.
  4. (idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
    He wants to cut down on extra steps.
    Please don't put the candy jar right next to my desk. I'm trying to cut down on sugar.
  5. (idiomatic, dated) To slay, often in great numbers.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: умалять
  • Spanish: bajarle los humos
  • Russian: сокраща́ть

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