abridge, abscind, amputate, annihilate, ax, ban, bar, bark, beat down, bisect, bob, break, butcher, carve, cheapen, chop, cleave, clip, compress, crop, cull, curtail, cut, cut away, cut back, cut down, cut in two, cut off, cut out, cut prices, damp, dampen, decline, decorticate, decrease, deduct, deflate, depreciate, depress, devaluate, dichotomize, diminish, dissever, dive, dock, downgrade, eliminate, enucleate, eradicate, except, excise, exclude, excoriate, extinguish, extirpate, fall, fall in price, fissure, flay, gash, give way, hack, halve, hew, incise, isolate, jew down, jigsaw, knock off, lance, lessen, lop, lower, mark down, mutilate, nip, nose-dive, peel, pick out, plummet, plunge, prune, reduce, rend, retrench, rive, roll back, root out, rule out, sag, saw, scale down, scalp, scissor, set apart, set aside, sever, shave, shave off, shear, shorten, shuck, simplify, skin, slash, slice, slit, slump, snip, split, stamp out, step down, strike off, strip, strip off, sunder, take from, take off, take out, tear, trim, truncate, tune down, whittle, wipe out
subduct, subtract, deduct, deduce, bate, retrench, remove, withdraw, take from, take away, detract, garble, mutilate, amputate, detruncate, cut off, cut away, cut out, abscind, excise, pare, thin, prune, decimate, abrade, scrape, file, geld, castrate, eliminate, diminish, curtail, deprive of, weaken.
become small, become smaller, lessen, decrease, grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, waste, wane, ebb, decay, be smaller than, fall short of, not come up to, render smaller, lessen, diminish, contract, draw in, narrow, coarctate, boil down, constrict, constringe, condense, compress, squeeze, corrugate, crimp, crunch, crush, crumple up, warp, purse up, pack, squeeze, stow, pinch, tighten, strangle, cramp, dwarf, bedwarf, shorten, circumscribe, restrain, (subtraction) 38 abrade, pare, reduce, attenuate, rub down, scrape, file, file down, grind, grind down, chip, shave, shear, wear down.
slice, shave, pare, peel, delaminate, plate, coat, veneer, cover.
divest, uncover &c (cover), denude, bare, strip, disfurnish, undress, disrobe &c (dress, enrobe), uncoif, dismantle, put off, take off, cast off, doff, peel, pare, decorticate, excoriate, skin, scalp, flay, expose, lay open, exfoliate, molt, mew, cast the skin.