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downscale

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdownscaledown‧scale1 /ˈdaʊnskeɪl/ adjective American English 🔊 🔊 downscale goods or services are cheap and not of very good quality
Examples from the Corpus
downscaleBut the cost of staying at the downscale Hotel Stevens was only $ 4 a night.a downscale motel
downscaledown‧scale2 /ˌdaʊnˈskeɪl $ ˈdaʊnskeɪl/ verb [intransitive, transitive] American English 🔊 🔊 to sell or buy cheaper goods of lower quality→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
downscaleThe military forces have been downscaled since the end of the Cold War.Others will tighten their belts, downscale their programs, sell more t-shirts and look for local sources of revenue.
From Longman Business Dictionarydownscaledown‧scale1 /ˈdaʊnskeɪl/ verb [intransitive, transitive] American EnglishMARKETING to sell or buy cheaper goods of lower qualityShe predicts that American consumers will downscale in reaction to the recession.Other organisations will downscale their programs, sell more t-shirts and work for other sources of revenue.→ See Verb tabledownscaledownscale2 adjective American English involving goods and services that are cheap and not very good quality compared to similar goods or services SYN downmarketa downscale moteldownscaledown‧scale3 /daʊnˈskeɪl/ adverb American EnglishMARKETING1go/move downscale to start buying or selling cheaper goods or services SYN downmarketCompanies with strong middle-class brand names found that it was virtually impossible to move upscale or downscale, and consequently they were in deep trouble.2take something downscale to change a product or a service, or people’s ideas about it, so that it is cheaper or seems cheaper and more popular SYN downmarketHe opened 60 more stores and took the chain downscale.
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Verb table
downscale (AmE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydownscale (AmE)
he, she, itdownscales (AmE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydownscaled (AmE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave downscaled
he, she, ithas downscaled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad downscaled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill downscale
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have downscaled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam downscaling
he, she, itis downscaling
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you, we, theyare downscaling
Past
I, he, she, itwas downscaling
you, we, theywere downscaling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been downscaling
he, she, ithas been downscaling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been downscaling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be downscaling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been downscaling
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