Definition of cutback noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkʌtbæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌtbæk//
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[usually plural] cutback (in something) a reduction in something cutbacks in public spending staff cutbacks See related entries: UnemploymentExtra examples Many schools are having to make major cutbacks. a sharp cutback in military spending Schools and hospitals will need to be prepared for sharp cutbacks in public spending. There have been substantial staff cutbacks in order to save money.
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