Definition of

Cut Down

  1. (verb, change) cut down on; make a reduction in
    The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  2. (verb, contact) cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
  3. (verb, contact) cause to come or go down
    The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
  4. (verb, competition) intercept (a player)
  5. (verb, contact) cut with a blade or mower
  6. (verb, contact) cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    Lightning struck down the hikers

via WordNet, Princeton University

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