cut down

cut down ( down)

     adj : cut down; "the tree is down" [syn: cut, down]
     v 1: cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat
          intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health
          benefits" [syn: reduce, cut back, trim, trim down,
           trim back, cut, bring down]
     2: cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete [syn: slash]
     3: 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" [syn: down, {knock
        down}, push down, pull down]
     4: intercept (a player), in baseball [syn: cut out]
     5: cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass" [syn: mow]
     6: cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; "strike down
        a tree"; "Lightning struck down the hikers" [syn: fell,
        drop, strike down]