Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cut_down

6 senses of cut down

Sense 1
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")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Sense 2
slash, cut down -- (cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete)
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 3
down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down -- (cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 4
cut down, cut out -- (intercept (a player))
       => check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back -- (hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism")

Sense 5
mow, cut down -- (cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 6
fell, drop, strike down, cut down -- (cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

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