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Noun: cutback  'kút,bak
  1. A reduction in quantity or rate
Verb: cut back  kút bak
  1. Return in time
    "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story";
    - flash back
     
  2. Make a reduction in, cut down on
    "The employer wants to cut back health benefits";
    - reduce, cut down, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
     
  3. Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    "cut back the plants in the garden";
    - snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune
     
  4. Place restrictions on
    "cut back drinking in school";
    - restrict, curtail, curb

Derived forms: cuts back, cutting back, cut back, cutbacks

See also: cut

Type of: circumscribe, confine, decrease, diminution, lessen, limit, minify, reduction, return, step-down, thin out