verb (used with object), down·sized, down·siz·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for downsize
An uncertain pandemic economy means expansion for some sectors and downsizing for others.
Some, like Metro, could stop layoffs and bring service back to current levels, but others, such as Boston’s MBTA, may move forward with proposed cuts and downsize service with the reduced demand until ridership begins to grow.Transit system service cuts proposed in Congress’s backyard elicit calls for more funding|Justin George, Lori Aratani, Meagan Flynn|December 2, 2020|Washington Post
Operational costs were tightened along with evaluations of the marketing and tech spend, and Wildgoose was forced to downsize its workforce by over 50%.Pivoting with SEO: How Wildgoose reinvented itself during the COVID-19 crisis|Matt Finch|October 1, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Some tread designs favor pavement with a dash of dirt, while others are downsized mountain bike tires.
In Europe, where GM wisely withdrew via a sale to Peugeot in 2017, Ford is pledging to downsize its line of low-margin, high-volume passenger vehicles and invest heavily in growing its star performers, commercial and passenger vans.
For his tireless assault on evolutionary biology and downsizing the deity to fit within science, I give Meyer second place.
Journalists are leaving Kabul, embassies are downsizing, and donors are quietly and drastically scaling back.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them|Heather Barr|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jacob Siegel on why the move may be more about downsizing than about visible ink.The U.S. Army Gets Tough on Tattoos in a Reversal of Policy|Jacob Siegel|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Financial firms are downsizing, and employees with ASDs have special needs.Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage|Richard E. Farley|December 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As a CEO, he was better known for downsizing purchased companies, than for new hiring.
British Dictionary definitions for downsize
verb -sizes, -sizing or -sized (tr)
Cultural definitions for downsize
To reduce in number, especially personnel: “The company decided to downsize half the workers in the aircraft division.” It can also be used in reference to objects: “I decided to downsize my wardrobe and threw out all my old T-shirts.”