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To bring down (a tall object), especially by cutting or chopping
“The workmen come with saws and begin to cut down the large tree.”
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To reduce in amount, degree or intensity
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“Gradually cut down the amount of sugar you use in drinks and sprinkle on cereals until you stop altogether.”
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To shorten in length or extent
“You have to cut down your article to a couple of hundred words.”
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To kill or take the life of
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“Candler, unarmed, found himself facing a huge Tibetan swordsman who would brutally cut him down with a succession of blows.”
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Deliver a blow to
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To trim by cutting off
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To practice being economical (by using things sparingly or in moderation, and by avoiding waste or extravagance)
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To prepare a summary of something
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Watch your waistline
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To shoot someone or something with a gun
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(slang) To negatively criticize
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To make oneself physically thinner
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To completely destroy or devastate
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To physically bring to the ground
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To render comprehensible or understandable
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To verbally criticize harshly, especially with insulting language
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To cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scorn
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To lower in standing, or to bring dishonor or shame to
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To damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Being an abridged or shortened version of something
“This paper was actually a very cut-down summary of my doctoral thesis.”
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In a simplified or basic form
“Here is a cut-down explanation of string theory and why it works, sung acapella to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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Elementary, simple or merely functional
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Certain to suffer death, failure, or a similarly negative outcome
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