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English

Verb

Infinitive
to cut down

Third person singular
cuts down

Simple past
cut down

Past participle
-

Present participle
cutting down

to cut down (third-person singular simple present cuts down, present participle cutting down, simple past and past participle cut down)
  1. (transitive)To bring down by cutting.
    They want to cut down several trees to make room for the parking lot.
  2. (idiomatic)(transitive) To insult, to belittle.
  3. (idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
    He wants to cut down on extra steps.
    Please don't put the candy jar right next to my desk. I'm trying to cut down on sugar.

Usage notes

  • In all senses, the object may appear before or after the particle. If it is a pronoun, it MUST precede the particle.

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