Definition of cutback in English:

cutback

Line breaks: cut|back
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌtbak
 
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noun

  • An act or instance of reducing something, especially expenditure: cutbacks in defence spending
    More example sentences
    • Other companies that previously raised money have made cutbacks to reduce costs.
    • Because direct taxes will not rise, any shortfall will be clawed back through cutbacks.
    • It is estimated that state cutbacks may reduce economic growth by at least one-half percent.
    Synonyms
    reduction, cut, decrease, retrenchment, trimming, salami slicing; economy, saving; North American rollback
    informal slash

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