Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The heading-in of shoots or plants by cutting the leading shoots off at the ends.

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Examples

  • Audi announced just a few days ago that while the company is cutting-back on budgets company-wide, there is one area where funding is actually being increased: in their future product research and development sections.

    Steve Parker: Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

  • He was seen, from that point on, mostly in profile and it seemed a deliberate cutting-back on the powerful opening impact that he had on the audience.

    Archive 2007-10-14

  • He was seen, from that point on, mostly in profile and it seemed a deliberate cutting-back on the powerful opening impact that he had on the audience.

    My First Dylan Show

  • This cutting-back and trimming-out should be continued for two or three years, and in the case of dwarf pear trees regular heading-back each year should be continued.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • If you give your Hybrid Perpetual Roses a good, sharp cutting-back early in September, and manure the soil about them well, you may reasonably expect a few fine flowers from them later on.

    Amateur Gardencraft A Book for the Home-Maker and Garden Lover

  • And in what might portend some of the import companies leaving or drastically cutting-back in the US market, Nissan and their luxury brand, Infiniti, are not exhibiting at the coming Detroit auto show.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • After indicating last year that he would be cutting-back on the competition, he still reached 16 finals in shows from Balclutha to Auckland, winning the Rangitikei Shears in Marton and his 16th Golden Shears open title in Masterton in March, after which he still found time for six more competitions, qualifying for all eight possible finals and being runner-up four times.

    ScreenTalk

  • Audi announced just a few days ago that while the company is cutting-back on budgets company-wide, there is one area where funding is actually being increased: in their future product research and development sections.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • And in what might portend some of the import companies leaving or drastically cutting-back in the US market, Nissan and their luxury brand, Infiniti, are not exhibiting at the coming Detroit auto show.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The event that prompts this elegiac comment is the cutting-back of newspaper news and the firing of first-rate religion reporters.

    Ponderings on a Faith Journey

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