downsize downsize  /ˈdaʊn ˌsaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) dismiss from work
  2. (v) make in a smaller size
  3. (v) reduce in size or number

Usage(s):

  1. As sales of its luxury cars plummet, the automaker introduces the Ghost, its downsized yet still swanky new ride.
  2. If you're an empty nester looking to downsize, don't let the weak housing market stop you.
  3. And some, mostly older, are trying to sell and downsize.

News

  1. EU finance ministers fail to agree on bank rules

    European Union finance ministers failed to secure an agreement on how best to downsize or close banks without calling on taxpayers to bail out ailing lenders, a top official said early Saturday.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. In brief: Bank rules deal eludes EU finance leaders - Sat, 22 Jun 2013 PST

    Luxembourg – European Union finance ministers failed to secure an agreement on how best to downsize or close banks without calling on taxpayers to bail out ailing lenders, a top official said early today. Despite intense negotiations until the wee hours, ministers remained at odds on key points and will reconvene for an extraordinary session Wednesday, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  3. EU ministers to decide who pays when banks fail

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union finance ministers struggled Friday to broker an agreement on how best to downsize or close banks without spreading panic or having to call on taxpayers to bail out ailing lenders.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Like many other nonprofits that are facing tough economic times, One Laptop Per Child must downsize in order to keep costs in line with fewer financial resources. Today we are reducing our team by approximately 50 percent and there will be salary...
    on Jan 7, 2009 By: Nicholas Negroponte Source: CRN

  2. "The security situation is extremely fragile. And if we were to downsize dramatically there would be a vacuum that would be immediately backfilled by the same people that were there when we got started," said Annabi, sitting in his office in the...
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Hedi Annabi Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Gov. Jay Nixon says preliminary revenue figures from February make it clear that officials "will need to downsize the scope of state government."
    on Mar 1, 2010 By: Jay Nixon Source: Kansas City Star

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