scale back/down

Definition of scale back/down

  1. :  to decrease the size, amount, or extent of (something) The committee scaled down the budget. The company has scaled back production.

Word by Word Definitions

scaleplay
  1. :  either pan or tray of a balance

    :  an instrument or machine for weighing

  1. :  to weigh in scales

    :  to have a specified weight on scales

  1. :  a small, flattened, rigid, and definitely circumscribed plate forming part of the external body covering especially of a fish

    :  a small thin plate suggesting a fish scale

    :  the scaly covering of a scaled animal

  1. :  to remove the scale or scales from (as by scraping)

    :  to take off in thin layers or scales

    :  to throw (as a thin flat stone) so that the edge cuts the air or so that it skips on water :  skim

  1. :  to attack with or take by means of scaling ladders

    :  to climb up or reach by means of a ladder

    :  to reach the highest point of :  surmount

  1. :  ladder

    :  a means of ascent

    :  a graduated series of musical tones ascending or descending in order of pitch according to a specified scheme of their intervals

  1. :  escalade

    :  an estimate of the amount of sound lumber in logs or standing timber

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage :  formed deep within the mouth

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down (see 1down) (as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down


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