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cut back

 
Noun cut back has 1 sense
  1. cutback - a reduction in quantity or rate
    --1 is a kind of decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    --1 has particulars: service cutback
    Derived form: verb cut back2
Verb cut back has 4 senses
  1. cut back, flash back - return in time; "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"
    --1 is one way to return, go back, get back, come back
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down - cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
    --2 is one way to decrease, lessen, minify
    Derived form: noun cutback1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back - cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"
    --3 is one way to thin out
    Sample sentence:
    They cut back the trees
  4. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back - place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
    --4 is one way to limit, circumscribe, confine
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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