To cut down

Related to To cut down: Venous cut down
To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate.
To put down; to abash; to humble.
- Knolles.
To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down expenses.
- Addison
(Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a sloop.

See also: Cut, Cut, Cut, Cut

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The object of the beaver, however, was evidently to cut down the tree; and he was proceeding with his work, when he was alarmed by the approach of Captain Bonneville's men, who, feeling anxious at the protracted absence of their leader, were coming in search of him.
The usher hastened on his errand, but was only just in time, for the tailor was positively swinging in the air, when his voice fell upon the silence of the crowd, commanding the hangman to cut down the body.
So he left them, and took his wife and three children, and they journeyed on until they found a spot near to a clear stream, where they began to cut down trees, and to make ready their wigwam.
Meanwhile Dolly and the children had moved into the country, to cut down expenses as much as possible.
The administration was allowed to cut down five trees to put up shelves for the laptops,' Elsina Mboni said.
RAWALPINDI -- Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Tuesday advised the country's youth to cut down their use of mobile phones and sleep early.
In Azerbaijan, a citizen must necessarily appeal to the owner of the land (local municipal or executive body) in order to cut down a tree outside his home plot, even if it was planted by the citizen himself, the head of the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Irada Ibrahimova told Trend on October 22.
A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after allegedly trying to cut down a tree with a petrol chainsaw in the early hours of the morning.
Furthermore, they said that it was not a good idea to cut down trees and share it for everyone to see.
class="MsoNormalMau Mau veterans and some Ol Kalou town traders have opposed plan to cut down a tree planted by the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
Summary: New Delhi [India], September 21 (ANI): Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the ministry is looking at ways to cut down the expenses on diesel by speeding up the electrification process,