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downsize

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verb down·size \ˈdau̇n-ˌsīz\

Simple Definition of downsize

  • : to make (something) smaller

  • : to make a company smaller and more efficient by reducing the number of workers

Full Definition of downsize

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce in size; especially :  to design or produce in smaller size

  3. 2 :  to fire (employees) for the purpose of downsizing a business

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo a reduction in size

Examples of downsize

  1. They have downsized the car's engine in the new model.

  2. The company is planning to downsize next year.

  3. The company will be downsized next year.



1975

First Known Use of downsize

1975



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