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Phrasal Verbs

cut down

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. exercise

b. sweet and fatty foods

c. fruit and vegetables

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