Definition of downsize
1 : to reduce in size; especially : to design or produce in smaller size
2 : to fire (employees) for the purpose of downsizing a business
: to undergo a reduction in size
Examples of downsize in a Sentence
They have downsized the car's engine in the new model.
The company is planning to downsize next year.
The company will be downsized next year.
Recent Examples of downsize from the Web
Apartment living has become one of Kansas City’s biggest trends, emerging as a preference for mortgage-shy millennials and baby boomers wanting to downsize.
Other strategies to consider, mortgage experts say, are downsizing or moving to a place where homes are more affordable.
Can Love guard Green when the Warriors downsize to their lethal small-ball lineup?
While Millennials may age out of their urban obsession, Baby Boomers may seek to downsize into the city.
The redesigned and slightly downsized Acadia family crossover makes its debut for 2017, with still an option for three rows of seating, but now the choice of a four-cylinder engine or a more-powerful V-6.
To be completely honest, [my family and I] downsized our life.
Three years ago, her daughter married and moved out, and Penton downsized to her one-bedroom that's now more than four times the price of her original, bigger apartment.
The sciences at Sandia have become inextricably bound together: if national pressure to downsize all federal programs causes Sandia to languish, all the sciences practiced there will suffer together.
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First Known Use of downsize
DOWNSIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downsize for English Language Learners
: to make (something) smaller
: to make a company smaller and more efficient by reducing the number of workers
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