cut back

 is generally tautological, as here: "Losses in the metal stamping division have forced the group to cut back production." More succinct to say "have forced the group to cut production."

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  • cut back — {v.} 1. To change direction suddenly while going at full speed. * /The halfback started to his left, cut back to his right, and ran for a touchdown./ 2. To use fewer or use less. * /After the big job was finished, the builder cut back the number… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut back — {v.} 1. To change direction suddenly while going at full speed. * /The halfback started to his left, cut back to his right, and ran for a touchdown./ 2. To use fewer or use less. * /After the big job was finished, the builder cut back the number… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut back — {v. phr.} To diminish; lessen; decrease (said of budgets). * /The state had to cut back on the university budget./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut back — cut down on, reduce something, use less of something (e.g.: I drink too much coffee, I decided to cut back ) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cut|back — «KUHT BAK», noun. 1. a reduction in quantity, number, or rate; curtailment: »a cutback in expenditures. The factory made a cutback in production when many of its orders were canceled. In spite of talk of cutbacks, defense spending still is headed …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut back — index decrease, diminish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cut-back — index curtailment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cut-back — ● cut back nom masculin invariable (anglais cutback, réduction) Bitume routier fluidifié par un diluant, qui s évapore après mise en place …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cut back — verb 1. return in time (Freq. 1) the film cut back to an earlier event in the story • Syn: ↑flash back • Derivationally related forms: ↑flashback (for: ↑flash back) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut back — phrasal verb Word forms cut back : present tense I/you/we/they cut back he/she/it cuts back present participle cutting back past tense cut back past participle cut back 1) [intransitive/transitive] to reduce the amount of something, especially… …   English dictionary

  • cut back — UK US cut back Phrasal Verb with cut({{}}/kʌt/ verb [T] (cutting, cut, cut) ► [I or T] to do less of something, or use something in smaller amounts, especially money: »With orders down, many companies are cutting back. »We are trying to cut back… …   Financial and business terms

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