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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycut back
he/she/itcuts back
present participlecutting back
past tensecut back
past participlecut back

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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to reduce the amount of something, especially money that you spend
    It’s time we cut back a little.
    plans to cut back investment in education
    cut back on: We’re trying to cut back on the amount we spend for food.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as cut down (sense 3)
    Pete smokes but he’s trying to cut back.
    cut back on: If you cut back on fat and sugar, you’ll lose weight.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to remove parts of a plant or tree in order to reduce its size
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