Definition of cutback in English:

cutback

noun

  • An act or instance of reducing something, typically expenditures.

    ‘cutbacks in defense spending’
    • ‘It included 105 job losses and a cutback in shift work, with some of the large staff numbers recruited in the past year expected to be let go first.’
    • ‘The sources blamed the cutbacks on an explosion of feuding among prisoners.’
    • ‘The project is going ahead in spite of worldwide cutbacks just announced by the group.’
    • ‘It blamed the closure of the company on cutbacks in the health and hotel sectors.’
    • ‘After decades of defence cutbacks these resources have been severely curtailed.’
    • ‘This type of expenditure can only go ahead if cutbacks are made elsewhere, according to the report.’
    • ‘Because direct taxes will not rise, any shortfall will be clawed back through cutbacks.’
    • ‘It is estimated that state cutbacks may reduce economic growth by at least one-half percent.’
    • ‘The firm has now increased the scale of the cutbacks, with the 3,000 new job losses to be in place by 2006.’
    • ‘In general, cutbacks do not hit the huge bureaucracy involved in the provision of state services.’
    • ‘Consumers could start to save more of their income in an effort to make up for stock losses, causing a cutback in spending.’
    • ‘He expects Deutsche Bank, Dresdner and Commerzbank to be among those with the biggest cutbacks.’
    • ‘It went through a major cutback in March 2000, and was shut down in October.’
    • ‘On top of this Canberrans also enjoyed watching cutbacks to everything except cutbacks.’
    • ‘France's first rearmament plan was adopted in 1934, only to be followed by a cutback in expenditure in the next year.’
    • ‘With inflation running at around 4 per cent, ministers will regard this as a cutback in all but name.’
    • ‘The decision to sell off the properties was taken after a significant cutback in Teagasc finances by the Government.’
    • ‘Other companies that previously raised money have made cutbacks to reduce costs.’
    • ‘Asking residents for their views on where cutbacks and savings could be made is only part of the process, he stresses.’
    reduction, cut, decrease, retrenchment, trimming, salami slicing
    economy, saving
    rollback
    slash
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Pronunciation:

cutback

/ˈkətˌbak/