verb (used with object), down·sized, down·siz·ing.
Examples from the Web for downsizing
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 downsizing
verb -sizes, -sizing or -sized (tr)
Culture definitions for downsizing
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.”