cut back

Definitions

  • UPPER PORTION OF CHAIR BACK OF CUT LEATHER
    UPPER PORTION OF CHAIR BACK OF CUT LEATHER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cut back place restrictions on "curtail drinking in school"
    • v cut back cut down on; make a reduction in "reduce your daily fat intake","The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
    • v cut back cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of "dress the plants in the garden"
    • v cut back return in time "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"
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Usage

In literature:

The Moso girls wore their black hair cut short on the sides and hanging in long narrow plaits down their backs.
"Camps and Trails in China" by Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
One of our men come back wid a year cut off an' a busted nose.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
We sat down on our hampers, and my sister leaned against the corner of the wardrobe with a pillow at her back to keep from being cut in two.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
He cut up the deer and took them back home.
"Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore" by Fay-Cooper Cole
Push back skin from neck and cut off neck close to body.
"The New Dr. Price Cookbook" by Anonymous
If he move, give him a cut with the whip and put him back in the same spot from which he started.
"The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild and Vicious Horses" by P. R. Kincaid
Cut the remainder of the pork in narrow strips, and lay it in gashes cut across the back of the fish about two inches apart.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Cut down at the back of the throat and slice the throat sweetbread.
"Carving and Serving" by Mrs. D. A. Lincoln
The photoplay can not only "cut back" in the service of memories, but it can cut off in the service of suggestion.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
I chop off the head close up, draw back the skin of the neck a couple of inches, and then cut off the neck.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
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In poetry:

And many maidens, knowing then
That she would not come back again,
Unbound their curls; and all in tears,
They cut them off with sharpened shears.
"The Dust Of Timas" by Sappho
"Cut loose these poor ones and let them go;
Come what will of it, all men shall know
No warrant is good, though backed by the Crown,
For whipping women in Salisbury town!"
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The tarboy is there, awaiting in demand,
With his blackened tar pot, and his tarry hand;
Sees one old sheep with a cut upon its back,
Hears what he's waiting for, 'Tar here Jack!'
"Click Go The Shears, Boys" by Anonymous Oceania
And pierced in the gullet their leader goes down!
And sinks with a curse on the plain;
And his squire falls dead! cut through headpiece and crown!
And his groom by a back stroke is slain.
"The Feud: A Border Ballad" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
It's a high, rocky trail with its switch-backs and doubles,
It has no beginning and never an end:
It's risky and rough and it's plumb full of troubles,
From Shifty -- that's shale -- up to Powder Cut Bend.
"Roll A Rock Down" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
& cradle rule, in silence. Hour by hour
from time to time with holy oil
touch yet the forehead eyelids nose
lips ears breast fists of Kruschev, for Christ knows
poor evil Kadar, cut, is back in power.
Boils his throne. The moujik kneels & votes.
"Dream Song 59: Henry's Meditation in the Kremlin" by John Berryman

In news:

In a recent post, I noted that sometimes people cut back-office deals that add value but not salary to their compensation.
It's Time to Cut Back on Extravagant Lunches.
I tired of cutting back the fading blossoms, pruning every spring, mulching, replacing mulch, and still struggling to stave off death of my prettiest of the pretties.
An economist describes what happens when and if the government cuts back on funding.
He's raised his slider usage to be about one-third of his pitches in his last three starts, cutting back to throwing 50 to 52 fastballs per game, mixed in with his changeup.
Boomers nearing retirement are taking steps to "close the gap" in savings, while many plan participants cut back on loans and hardship withdrawals.
Health issues forcing Moorpark sculptor to cut back on her art.
At a time when families have cut back on vacations and restaurant meals, taking in a foreign exchange student sounds like a luxury.
It means cutting back on expenses, getting a second job or even doing without.
Frankfurt 's Ambitions Get Cut Back.
Sandy slowed US consumer spending and pay in Oct. Americans cut back on spending last month while their income remained flat.
Variety has laid off nearly 20 staffers and will cut back on its print frequency .
The new owner of Variety is laying off nearly 20 employees at the Hollywood trade paper while preparing to cut back on the number of times it prints each week.
Denise & Norma talk about the gardening activities we should be taking part in this month, including cutting back on watering and planting our spring-flowering bulbs.
"Everybody comes in here and says they're cutting back," said Dick Crosby, owner of the Girard Dinor at 222 W Main St. "A lot of people have said they have quit watering their garden," Crosby said.
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In science:

In fact, the area flown was cut back to be marginally effective for some goals.
The Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer
The clear fibers were cutted back to the length under investigation.
Testrun results from prototype fiber detectors for high rate particle tracking
The difference of ΠL,T above and below the cut is ΩL,T , so this gives back Eq. (50).
The QCD Coupling Constant
Impulsive wave metrics are obtained by cutting Minkowski space into two pieces along a null hypersurface and gluing them back together after warp.
Impulsive spherical gravitational waves
It is allowed to cut the space as long as it is eventually pasted back together in the same way as it was cut.
Limits of Voronoi Diagrams
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