1. 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"

2. slash, cut down, cut

usage: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

3. down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down, strike

usage: cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"

4. cut down, cut out, check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back

usage: intercept (a player)

5. mow, cut down, cut

usage: cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"

6. fell, drop, strike down, cut down, cut

usage: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers"

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