phase out

phase out
verb
terminate gradually
Ant: ↑phase in
Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑terminate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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[verb]
wind down, close, ease off, eliminate, pull out, remove, run down, terminate, wind up, withdraw

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transitive verb
1. : to eliminate as a phase of an operation or system
2. : to discontinue the practice, production, or use of by phases
3. : to complete (as an operation or activity) by planned phases

phase out an advertising campaign

1. : to stop production or operation by phases (as by discontinuing the manufacture of component parts exceeding the quantity required for the assembling of items scheduled for completion)

the company has phased out of the truck manufacturing business

2. : to pass from one phase into another

groups have phased out into a new command

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ˌphase ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they phase out he/she/it phases out present participle phasing out past tense phased out past participle phased out] phrasal verb
to gradually stop using something

Over the following three years, the use of the drug will be phased out.

Thesaurus: to not use something, or to save something for latersynonym
Main entry: phase

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phase out [phrasal verb]
phase (something) out or phase out (something) : to stop using, making, or doing (something) gradually over a period of time

The company is phasing its old equipment out.

The airplane is being phased out in favor of a new design.

— see also phaseout
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Main Entry:phase

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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