(adverb) to reduce or make a reduction in the level of activity, extent, numbers, etc
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How to use scale back in a sentence
Shrinking ad revenue in the digital era has caused outlets to scale back on everything.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine | Alex Suskind | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Colorado, officials are considering a request from utilities to scale back the net metering policy.
"It's time for the government to scale back," he said, his voice growing louder.
In January, the Fed will start to scale back—taper—its bond purchases, from $85 billion per month to $75 billion.
With the troops gone, Congress has pressured the State Department to scale back its diplomatic presence.Santorum Rips Obama ‘Weakness,’ Makes Political Hay of Quran Burning | P.J. Crowley | February 26, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST