from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A decrease; a curtailment: "The political effects of food cutbacks could be devastating” ( New York Times).
- n. A sharp reversal of direction, as of a ball carrier in football.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
- n. Maneuver where the surfer turns and surfs back towards where the wave is breaking.
- n. Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
- n. An offensive pass played into a position further from the attacking goal line.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a reduction in quantity or rate; a reduction in the amount of an activity or the funding for an activity.
- n. a return to an earlier scene or story line in a novel, movie, etc.
- n. a sudden switching of directions of a running football player, a surfboarder, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. place restrictions on
- v. cut down on; make a reduction in
- v. return in time
- v. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
- n. a reduction in quantity or rate
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