- 1North American Make (something) smaller: I downsized the rear wheel to 26 inchesMore example sentences
- Also unlike a hybrid, this system would bring back the bank of batteries used in EVs, but greatly downsize it to reduce cost and weight and increase usable packaging space.
- ‘We downsized our house and trimmed our needs so we don't need the higher income at all, ‘she says.’
- Following rivals P&G and Colgate-Palmolive, which downsized some powder detergent brands last year, Unilever will scale down its Wisk and powder starting in July.
- 2Make (a company or organization) smaller by shedding staff: a TV news producer told what happened after her network downsized the newsroomMore example sentences
- The draft of the Executive Yuan Organization Act would downsize the Cabinet from the current 35 administrative entities to 23, plus four independent institutions.
- The following morning, ScottishPower announced a £60m restructuring to downsize the company after the sale of PacifiCorp, including the board reshuffle.
- The major point in the contract is that the employees who will be downsized three years before their retirement age will receive a 9-wage severance package.
- 2.1 [no object] (Of a company) shed staff: recession forced many companies to downsizeMore example sentences
- Employment at Shannon Free Zone reduced by 6% to 7,373 at the end of 2002 with many companies downsizing due to the global economic downturn.
- And while many Western companies are downsizing at home, they are boosting hiring at their own labs in India, China, and Eastern Europe.
- With companies busy downsizing - oops, rightsizing is the politically correct word - dressing down has become the order of the day.
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