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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 on food.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as cut down (sense 2)

    Pete smokes but he's trying to cut back.

    cut back on:

    If you cut back on fat and sugar, you'll lose weight.

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