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Meaning of CUT BACK

Pronunciation:  kut bak

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
  2. [v]  cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  3. [v]  cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of"dress the plants in the garden"
  4. [v]  return in time; of films or stories
 Synonyms: bring down, clip, crop, curb, curtail, cut, cut down, dress, flash back, lop, prune, reduce, restrict, snip, trim, trim, trim back, trim down
 See Also: circumscribe, come back, confine, decrease, deflate, detract, disbud, get back, go back, immobilise, immobilize, inflate, knock off, lessen, limit, minify, pinch, poll, pollard, quench, retrench, return, shave, shear, shorten, slash, take away, thin, thin out, thin out, top



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, curtail expenses, cut, cut corners, cut down, cut off short, cut short, damp, dampen, decrease, deduct, deflate, depreciate, depress, diminish, dock, downgrade, elide, epitomize, foreshorten, lessen, lower, mark down, mow, nip, pare, pare down expenses, poll, pollard, prune, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, roll back, scale down, shave, shear, shorten, simplify, slash, slow down, snub, step down, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take a reef, take from, take in, telescope, trim, truncate, tune down