downsize

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verb down·size \ˈdau̇n-ˌsīz\

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 in a Sentence

  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


DOWNSIZE Defined for English Language Learners

downsize

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verb down·size \ˈdau̇n-ˌsīz\

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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