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Definition 1: (of a company) reduce in size or number of employees - [verb of change]

Samples where downsize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the company downsized its research staff

(downsize is a kind of ...) cut down on; make a reduction in

"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"

Definition 2: design or manufacture in a smaller size - [verb of change]

Samples where downsize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the car makers downsized the SUVs when fuel became very expensive

(downsize is a kind of ...) reduce in size; reduce physically

"Hot water will shrink the sweater" "Can you shrink this image?"

Samples where downsize or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis

(downsize is a kind of ...) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

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