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Origin of cutdown
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Example sentences from the Web for cutdown
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?
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Idioms and Phrases with cutdown
Kill, as in The troops were cut down one by one as they crossed the field. [Early 1800s]
Also, cut down on. Reduce, decrease, as in I want to cut down my caffeine intake, or We have to cut down on our expenses. [Mid-1800s]
cut down to size; knock down to size. Reduce the self-importance of, humble, as in He's so arrogant—I wish someone would cut him down to size, or She really got knocked down to size when her class ranking slipped. [Early 1900s]