cut\ down

cut\ down
1. III
cut down smth. /smth. down/1)
cut down trees валить деревья; cut down bushes срезать /сводить/ кустарник
cut down one's expenses (the rations, the staff, a story, one's consumption, etc.) сокращать расходы и r. д., cut down prices снижать цены; however much I cut down I cannot make both ends meet сколько я ни экономлю cut down не могу свести концы с концами
2. XI
1) be cut down bushes (the overhanging branches, etc.) were cut down кустарник и т. д. был срезан; trees were cut down деревья были повалены
2) be cut down in smth. he was cut down in battle (in the Second World war, etc.) он погиб /пал/ в бою и т. д.; be cut down by smth. he was cut down by paralysis его парализовало, его разбил паралич; he was cut down by a rare disease он заболел редкой болезнью, его сразила редкая болезнь
3. XVI
cut down on smth. cut down on clothes (on records, on sweets, on fruit. etc.) экономить на одежде и т. д.; cut down on staff сокращать штаты
cut down on doing smth. I was told to cut down on smoking (on walking, on drinking, on swimming, etc.) мне велели меньше курить и т. д.
5. XXI1
1) cut down smth. /smth. down/ for smb. cut down one's dresses for one's daughter (father's trousers for the boy, my skirt for my younger sister, etc.) укорачивать свои платья для дочери и т.д.
2) cut down smth. /smth. down/ to smth. cut down the report to half its length (the price to five fifty, etc.) сократить доклад наполовину и т. д., cut down your article (your story, etc.) to about half its length сократите свою статью и т. д. вдвое; cut down smth. /smth. down/ between smb., smth. we tried to cut down the distance between us (between two cars, etc.) мы старались сократить расстояние между нами и т. д.

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