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Retrench vs. Downsizing

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Retrenchverb

(transitive) To cut down or reduce.

Downsizingverb

present participle of downsize

Retrenchverb

To terminate the employment of a worker to reduce the size of a workforce; to make redundant.

Downsizingnoun

An act in which a company downsizes or is downsized

‘He lost his job in the last downsizing.’;

Retrenchverb

(transitive) To confine; to limit; to restrict.

Downsizingnoun

miniaturization

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Retrenchverb

To furnish with a retrenchment (a defensive work within a fortification).

‘to retrench bastions’;

Downsizingnoun

(automotive) Reducing engine's capacity at same power or increasing engine's power without increasing capacity

‘Downsizing is one of the leading trends in automotive engine design.’;

Retrenchverb

(intransitive) To abridge; to curtail.

Downsizingnoun

the reduction of expeditures and personnel in order to become financial stable; - of businesses.

Retrenchverb

(intransitive) To take up a new defensive position.

‘We must retrench and try to hold on long enough for products in development to reach the market or we will be out of business.’;

Downsizingnoun

the reduction of expenditures in order to become financial stable

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Retrenchverb

(intransitive) To live less expensively; to economize.

Retrenchverb

(transitive) To dig or redig a trench where one already exists.

Retrenchverb

To cut off; to pare away.

‘Thy exuberant parts retrench.’;

Retrenchverb

To lessen; to abridge; to curtail; as, to retrench superfluities or expenses.

‘But this thy glory shall be soon retrenched.’;

Retrenchverb

To confine; to limit; to restrict.

‘These figures, ought they then to receive a retrenched interpretation?’;

Retrenchverb

To furnish with a retrenchment; as, to retrench bastions.

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Retrenchverb

To cause or suffer retrenchment; specifically, to cut down living expenses; as, it is more reputable to retrench than to live embarrassed.

Retrenchverb

tighten one's belt; use resources carefully

Retrenchverb

make a reduction, as in one's workforce;

‘The company had to retrench’;

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