reduction; decrease; diminution: a cutdown in sales.
Surgery. the incision of a superficial vein in order to effect direct insertion of a catheter.
reduced in size.
abridged or condensed: They televised a cutdown version of the movie.
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How to use cutdown in a sentence
Mayhew, at the cutdown day news conference, expressed confidence in the collaborative roster-building process they’ve put in place.With Washington’s 2021 roster set, one thing is clear: It’s Ron Rivera’s team now | Sam Fortier | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
I believe he was in there and did the—he helped Dr. Curtis with the cutdown, the initial cutdown.
Then, the initial cutdown that I started was ineffective and infiltrated into the tissues.
After I had completed the cutdown, I went around to the right side of the patient and saw the head wound.
Will you describe in lay language what you mean by a cutdown in relationship to what they did in this case?Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
And what, specifically, did you do pursuant to the cutdown on his leg?
British Dictionary definitions for cut down
(tr) to fell
(when intr, often foll by on) to reduce or make a reduction (in): to cut down on drink
(tr) to remake (an old garment) in order to make a smaller one
(tr) to kill: he was cut down in battle
cut a person down to size to reduce in importance or decrease the conceit of
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cutdown
Kill, as in The troops were cut down one by one as they crossed the field. [Early 1800s]
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