Let’s understand “English phrases with meaning and sentences for daily use in our life”
(If you cut down on something or cut down something, you use or do less of it)
He cut down on coffee and ate a balanced diet.
Car owners were asked to cut down travel.
If you spend more than your income, can you try to cut down?
Prices have risen, we must cut down our expenses.
Most colleges are extremely unwilling to cut down on staff in order to cut costs.
We’re trying to cut down on the amount of paperwork involved.
Cut down your overall amount of physical activity.
Cut down on junk foods and alcohol if you want to lose weight.
(If you cut down a tree, you cut through its trunk so that it falls to the ground)
A vandal with a chainsaw cut down a tree.
They ordered that for every tree cut down two more be planted in the town.
The tree was cut down for building a house.
He cut down the tree and cut it up for firewood.
(If you cut in on someone, you interrupt them when they are speaking)
I was just talking to Jan, when Dave cut in
Immediately, Daniel cut in on Joanne’s attempts at reassurance.
‘Listen to me!’ she cut in impatiently.
(If you cut something off, you remove it with a knife or a similar tool)
Mrs Kreutz cut off a generous piece of the meat.
He cut me off a slice.
He threatened to cut my hair off.
He cut off a small piece of bread and gave it to me.
She cut off the best meat and threw away the residue.
(To cut someone or something off means to separate them from things that they are normally connected with)
One of the goals of the campaign is to cut off the enemy from its supplies.
The exiles had been cut off from all contact with their homeland.
The storm has cut us off.
He cut off a length of ribbon.
He had all her hair cut off.
They were completely cut off from the outside world.
First cut off the water flow from the boiler.
(A cut-off or a cut-off point is the level or limit at which you decide that something should stop happening)
The cut-off point depends on age and length of employment.
The cut-off date for registering is yet to be announced.
On young girls it can look really great, but there is a definite age cut-off on this.
(The cut-off of a supply or service is the complete stopping of the supply or service)
Landslides have cut off many villages in remote areas.
Why has he cut off all contact with his family?
A total cut-off of supplies would cripple the country’s economy.
The United States resisted an arms cut off.
The town is without electricity and the water supply has been cut off.