- 1. 削減
He tried to cut down on smoking but failed. 他試圖少抽菸, 但沒成功。
- 2. 縮短
Cut down the article so as to make it fit the space available on the paper. 把文章縮短一些, 這樣就能排進報紙有限的版面中。
cut down a tree 砍倒一棵樹
He was cut down by pneumonia at an early age. 他年紀輕輕的就被肺炎奪去了生命。
I shall cut his allowance down on ten dollars a week. 我要把他的津貼減為每星期十元。
The doctor told him to cut down his consumption of fat. 醫生建議他減少脂肪的攝取量。
He was asking 400 pounds for the car, but we cut him down to 350 pounds. 這輛汽車他要價400英鎊, 但是我們把價殺到350英鎊。
cut the players of a team down to fighting size 把球隊隊員人數減少到實戰需要
Your boss isn't just trying to cut you down to size, but actually to get rid of you. 你的老板不僅僅是想要降低你的威信，實際上是要把你攆走。
cut down on sth. = reduce on sth. (eg. spendingtoo much) 減少(花費太多)eat up = 吃箇精光 先...misconception thatfasting or skipping our regular meals can help us cut down our bodyweight. Often we find people eating up more the next day...
Cut down --- Due to the economy, the company needs to cut down the budget that ...
...to a great flood.Past tense: The thunderstorm led to a great flood.6. cut down... 減少...這工廠承諾要減少廢料的製造量。Present tense: The factory...