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cut down

Meaning: to reduce the amount, number or size of something

Synonym: reduce

For example:

  • cut down If you can't quit smoking, you should cut down as much as possible until you're ready to stop.

  • cut down on sth Cutting down on junk food reduces the risk of getting heart disease, cancer, diabetes, strokes, and many other illnesses.

Quick Quiz:

If you want to lose weight, you should cut down on
  1. exercise
  2. sweet and fatty foods
  3. fruit and vegetables

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