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cut back Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  2. verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  3. verb cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
    trim; prune; clip; crop; snip; lop; dress.
    • dress the plants in the garden
  4. verb place restrictions on
    restrict; curtail; curb.
    • curtail drinking in school

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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