English version

scale something ↔ down/back

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscale something ↔ down/back phrasal verbREDUCEto reduce the amount or size of somethingdecrease The emergency aid programme has now been scaled down. scale→ See Verb table
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scale down/backThere were iguanas, large lizards with a crest of scales along their backs.Luther and others scaled Mary back down to a merely human, but eminently worthy, model of faith.Some banks try to scale their prices down for small - business customers to entice them to use electronic services.When the needle indicates 1 to 2 dots on the scale Turn back on to the inbound heading.These equations can be scaled up or down, rotated, or anything else, without having to redefine them.At the cliff Mitchell hung a towel on a sea-grape branch and scaled barefoot down the rocks to the colorless water.Recipes can be automatically scaled up or down to feed any number of people.Does it allow graphics to be scaled up or down to fit?
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Verb table
scale
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscale
he, she, itscales
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscaled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scaled
he, she, ithas scaled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scaled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scale
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scaled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scaling
he, she, itis scaling
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you, we, theyare scaling
Past
I, he, she, itwas scaling
you, we, theywere scaling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scaling
he, she, ithas been scaling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scaling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scaling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scaling
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