scale down

scale down
phrasal verb scale down or scale back [transitive]
Word forms "scale down":
present tense I/you/we/they scale down he/she/it scales down present participle scaling down past tense scaled down past participle scaled down
to make something smaller in size, amount etc than it used to be

The search operation has been scaled down.

a scaled-down peacekeeping force


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  • scale-down — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: scale (VI) + down : a reduction according to a fixed ratio a scale down of debts II. adjective : characterized by a reduction according to a fixed r …   Useful english dictionary

  • scale down — v. (D; tr.) to scale down to (to scale down production to decreased demand) * * * (D; tr.) to scale down to (to scale down production to decreased demand) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scale down — PHRASAL VERB If you scale down something, you make it smaller in size, amount, or extent than it used to be. [V P n (not pron)] One Peking factory has had to scale down its workforce from six hundred to only six... [V P n (not pron)] The air… …   English dictionary

  • scale-down — noun Date: 1931 a reduction according to a fixed ratio < a scale down of debts > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scale down — {v.} To make smaller or less; decrease. * /John scaled down each boy s share of food after a bear robbed the camp./ * /Tom built a scaled down model of the plane./ Compare: CUT DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scale down — {v.} To make smaller or less; decrease. * /John scaled down each boy s share of food after a bear robbed the camp./ * /Tom built a scaled down model of the plane./ Compare: CUT DOWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scale down — Synonyms and related words: abridge, compress, contract, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, damp, dampen, decrease, deduct, deflate, depreciate, depress, diminish, downgrade, lessen, lower, minify, pare, reduce, retrench, roll back, shorten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scale\ down — v To make smaller or less; decrease. John scaled down each boy s share of food after a bear robbed the camp. Tom built a scaled down model of the plane. Compare: cut down …   Словарь американских идиом

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