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scale1

noun

  • 1 reptiles have scales covering the skin
    plate
    technical lamella, lamina, squama, scute, scutum
  • 2 the disease causes scales on the skin
    flake;
    (scales)scurf, dandruff
    technical furfur
  • 3 how can I remove the scale from my tea kettle?
    buildup, deposit, incrustation
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    scale2

    noun

  • 1 the Richter scale
    calibrated system, calibration, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system
  • 2 we are at opposite ends of the social scale
    hierarchy, ladder, ranking, pecking order, order, spectrum, progression, succession, sequence, series
  • 3 the scale of the map is too small to show details
    ratio, proportion, relative size
  • 4 no one foresaw the scale of the disaster
    extent, size, scope, magnitude, dimensions, range, breadth, compass, degree, reach, spread, sweep
  • verb

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  • 1 thieves scaled the fence
    climb, ascend, go up, clamber up, scramble up, mount, shinny (up)
    historical escalade
  • Phrases

    scale down

    1
    manufacturing capacity has been scaled down
    reduce, cut down, cut back, cut, make cutbacks in, decrease, lessen, lower, trim, slim down, prune, curtail

    scale up

    2
    the departments intend to scale up their activities
    increase, expand, augment, build up, add to;
    step up, boost, escalate

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