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Definition of 'cut back'


  1. return in time; "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"
       Synonyms: flash back
  2. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
       Synonyms: reduce cut down trim trim down trim back cut bring down
  3. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
       Synonyms: snip clip crop trim lop dress prune
  4. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
       Synonyms: restrict curtail curb

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