Cut Down

Cut Down

Infinitive: Cut Down
Present Tense: Cut Down/ Cuts Down
-ing Form: Cutting Down
Past Tense: Cut Down
Past Participle: Cut Down
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in three ways
  1. 1

    To do less of something or to use something in smaller amounts.

    I need to really cut down on sweets.
    He's rich, so he doesn't need to cut down on his expenses if he doesn't want to.

  2. 2

    To cut something by using a saw, axe, etc.

    Stop cutting down the trees!
    The manicurist asked me if I wanted my nails cut down.

  3. 3

    To do or say something that makes people feel less important or powerful.

    The boss cut her down in the middle of her presentation.
    It's rude to cut people down just because you don't agree with their opinion.

Cut Down
  1. Dad ____ ______ his sugar intake after being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.
  2. I heard they had _____ a lot of trees ____ when they built this village.
  3. Marie ended her relationship with Rick because he kept _______ her _____.
  4. The owner of the store is known for _______ customers _____, so I wouldn't shop there.
  5. The Gardner ______ the top of the bushes ______ a few inches.

Watch this interesting video regarding someone's plan on how to Cut Down Roadside Bomb Injuries

  1. In the video, what do you call the device used in possibly cutting down roadside bomb injuries and how does it work?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Dad cut down his sugar intake after being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.
    I heard they had cut a lot of trees down when they built this village.
    Marie ended her relationship with Rick because he kept cutting her down.
    The owner of the store is known for cutting customers down, so I wouldn’t shop there.
    The Gardner cut the top of the bushes down a few inches.

  • LOIEnglish

    Excellent!

  • Yuri Manzhos

    Coudn’t catch the way the device works. Joe says ” The idea is of sensor system takes it, analyses it and sends a signal to the camera. It’s like firming.It all has to happen within miliseconds. That’s really to win an opportunity to look at the event and analyse it and react fast enough to be able to prevent injury”…..
    Could you check the piece of script to help me understand th video

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