trim back

verb
cut down on; make a reduction in
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reduce your daily fat intake

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The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Syn:
reduce, ↑cut down, ↑cut back, ↑trim, ↑trim down, ↑cut, ↑bring down
Derivationally related forms: ↑trim (for: ↑trim), ↑cutback (for: ↑cut back), ↑reductive (for: ↑reduce), ↑reduction (for: ↑reduce)
Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑lessen, ↑minify
Hyponyms:
shorten, ↑spill, ↑quench, ↑retrench, ↑slash, ↑thin out, ↑thin, ↑take away, ↑detract, ↑deflate, ↑inflate, ↑downsize, ↑subtract, ↑shave, ↑knock off
Verb Group: ↑cut
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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