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cutting down

[′kəd·iŋ ′dau̇n]
(mechanical engineering)
Removing surface roughness or irregularities from metal by the use of an abrasive.
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Cutting down a tree is family tradition here, Blumel said.
The integrated system decreases the hassle factor for both the doctor and the patient by cutting down on the time required to administer the patient's charts, which is something that both parties appreciate.
In today's competitive environment where companies have to find new ways of cutting down expenses, this new conferencing solution is a great way for enterprises to slash their ever increasing recurring communication costs," said Francois Rodrigue, President and CEO of Elix.
She said cutting down trees simply to widen streets is the result of ``engineers thinking in straight lines, inside the box.
STEVENSON RANCH - A few hours before environmentalists asked a judge Friday to delay the destruction of 36 century-old oaks in rustic Pico Canyon, developers were already cutting down the trees.
We intervened to prevent them from cutting down the olive trees.
Cutting down oaks is a longstanding tradition in the Santa Clarita Valley, said Paul Higgins, an environmental educator who teaches local schoolchildren about the importance and history of oaks.
When Webb's cutting down the nets, it's the real deal
The city's move Monday to prosecute Richard Dunn for cutting down two protected oak trees has the plaza owner, well, stumped.
Every time Moore goes to the mound, cutting down his stride is in the back of his mind, he said.
Leaving out the oil, omitting the sugar, cutting down on the butter or intentionally bypassing the prebrowning step, can save time as well as calories.