Definitions starting with C

ID #4308

cut down

[Car.; OED, Pt. reduce (in price)] vt. to fall in price. (Black)

-v.t. [cf. CUT v. 2] to clear off (undergrowth): 1835 A piece of ground was cut down and kept under cotton for 2 or 3 years (Journal 41). 1895 Twas a man; 'e had nine acre' of ground to cut down (Edwards 85). (Black)

Tags: agriculture, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-17 01:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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