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To reduce the amount of something.

Please don't put the candy jar right next to my desk. I'm trying to cut down on sugar.

Additional definitions for 'cut down':

cut downTo bring down by cutting.
cut downTo insult, to belittle.
cut downPut down, deprecate, put someone in their place, tell 'em off, demean, cut someone down to size.
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