1. cutback, decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

usage: a reduction in quantity or rate


1. cut back, flash back, return

usage: return in time; "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"

2. reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, decrease, lessen, minify

usage: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

3. snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back, thin out

usage: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

4. restrict, curtail, curb, cut back, limit, circumscribe, confine

usage: place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"

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