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Definition of 'cut down'


  1. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
       Synonyms: reduce cut back trim trim down trim back cut bring down
  2. cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
       Synonyms: slash
  3. cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
       Synonyms: down knock down push down pull down
  4. intercept (a player)
       Synonyms: cut out
  5. cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"
       Synonyms: mow
  6. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"
       Synonyms: fell drop strike down

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