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Verb: cut down  kút dawn
  1. Make a reduction in, cut down on
    "cut down your daily fat intake";
    - reduce, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down
     
  2. Cut with sweeping strokes; as with an axe or machete
    - slash
     
  3. Cause to come or go down
    "The policeman cut down the heavily armed suspect";
    - down, knock down, push down, pull down
     
  4. (baseball) intercept (a player)
    - cut out, exscind []
     
  5. Cut with a blade or mower
    "cut down the grass";
    - mow
     
  6. Cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
    "cut down a tree";
    - fell, drop, strike down

Derived forms: cuts down, cut down, cutting down

Type of: arrest, check, contain, cut, decrease, hold back, lessen, minify, stop, strike, turn back