reduce (something) by (something)
To make something smaller, weaker, narrower, etc., by some amount, degree, or margin. The government has reduced our budget by nearly 25%. Even reducing the temperature on the thermostat by a few degrees could save you hundreds on your energy bill each month.
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reduce something by something
to diminish something by a certain amount. I have to reduce your allowance by two dollars per week until you pay me back for the broken window. I will reduce the bill by a few dollars.
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- reduce (something) by (something)
- (Someone or something) called, they want their (something) back!
- be (one's) man/woman
- taper off
- be more/bigger/greater than the sum of its parts
- be greater/more than the sum of its parts
- add fuel to the fire/flames, to
- be in step (with someone or something)
- be in a world of (one's) own