downsize


down·size

verb \ˈdan-ˌsīz\

: to make (something) smaller

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

Full Definition of DOWNSIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to reduce in size; especially :  to design or produce in smaller size
2
:  to fire (employees) for the purpose of downsizing a business
intransitive verb
:  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.

First Known Use of DOWNSIZE

1975

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