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cut down to size

[ kuht ]SEE DEFINITION OF cut down to size

Synonyms for cut down to size

  • curtail
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • downplay
  • lessen
  • play down
  • reduce
  • underestimate
  • abbreviate
  • attenuate
  • belittle
  • cheapen
  • decry
  • deprecate
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • detract
  • discount
  • disparage
  • dwarf
  • knock
  • miniaturize
  • pan
  • pooh-pooh
  • prune
  • shrink
  • underplay
  • cut rate
  • knock down
  • make light of
  • make little of
  • poor-mouth
  • put down
  • run down
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Antonyms for cut down to size

  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • prolong
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • approve
  • build up
  • commend
  • compliment
  • exalt
  • laud
  • praise
  • maximize
  • overestimate
  • overrate
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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 TO SIZE

bad-mouth

verbto denigrate
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