Definition of cutback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌtbak/


An act or instance of reducing something, especially expenditure: cutbacks in defence spending
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  • 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.
reduction, cut, decrease, retrenchment, trimming, salami slicing;
economy, saving;
North American  rollback
informal slash
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