Meaning of downsize in English:



[with object]
  • 1North American Make (something) smaller.

    ‘I downsized the rear wheel to 26 inches’
    reduce, cut, cut down, decrease, lessen, retrench, trim, prune, slim down, scale down, salami-slice
    reduce, cut back on, cut down on, decrease, lessen, retrench, diminish, trim, prune, slim down, ease up on
    1. 1.1Make (a company or organization) smaller by eliminating staff positions.
      ‘a TV news producer told what happened after her network downsized the newsroom’
    2. 1.2no object (of a company) eliminate staff positions.
      ‘recession forced many companies to downsize’
    3. 1.3no object Move to a smaller place of residence.
      ‘I am downsizing from a large five-bedroom house to a two-bedroom flat’