Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To reduce in number or size.
  • intransitive verb To dismiss or lay off from work.
  • intransitive verb To make in a smaller size.
  • intransitive verb To simplify (one's life, for instance), as by reducing the number of one's possessions.
  • intransitive verb To become smaller in size by reductions in personnel or assets.
  • intransitive verb To live in a simpler way, especially by moving into a smaller residence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To reduce in size or number.
  • verb transitive To reduce the workforce of.
  • verb transitive To terminate the employment of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make in a smaller size
  • verb dismiss from work
  • verb reduce in size or number

Etymologies

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down- +‎ size

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