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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscale down
he/she/itscales down
present participlescaling down
past tensescaled down
past participlescaled down

or scale back

  1. 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

See also main entry: scale

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