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After a year of that, he'll be taken into the office and his hours will be cut down to eight.

A few, who escaped from the river, were pursued and cut down by the Syracusan horse.

"You'll have to cut down your victim before I get there," grinned Chip.

But the Dog was fresh; he cleared it easily, and the mother's start was cut down by half.

And that flame-thrower that had cut down old Riley—how was that worked?

He had so cut down his income that he could scarcely subsist.

I had my knife with me, and I cut down some brambles and rolled up some big stones.

Cut down the stems of perennials which have done flowering, pull up annuals that are spent, and rake and clear the ground.

It doesn't amuse me to be strung up and cut down and strung up again.

In their impetuous rush they cut down twenty-five of their foes.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "gash, incision," from cut (v.); meaning "piece cut off" is from 1590s; sense of "a wounding sarcasm" is from 1560s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CUT DOWN

ax/axe

verbcut with large blade
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