Definition of upsize in English:



[with object]
  • 1Increase the size, extent, or complexity of.

    ‘they are considering upsizing their information systems’
    • ‘Service providers can allow customers to change service packages whenever they choose and upsize or downsize services as needed.’
    • ‘A substantial customer might be reluctant to upsize the fries, or order two Big Macs, or an extra apple pie, from a counter person.’
    • ‘We needed to educate developers about the need to upsize the living areas in the units, and the costs associated with that.’
    • ‘The buyer will probably be someone looking to upsize their home because this is on nearly an acre of a site.’
    • ‘He'll visit the electoral office of his local member for Moreton, Gary Hardgrave MP, banks, government departments, churches and city streets, ‘where I intend to upsize the voice of the poor’.’
    • ‘If you count the edging on the pockets, you can tell, I've upsized the pattern slightly.’
    1. 1.1no object Undergo an increase in size, extent, or complexity.
      ‘the economy kept on upsizing’
      • ‘At the time, it was seen as part of the inevitable upsizing and multinationalisation of everything.’
      • ‘Most muffins are large, the carton of chips overflows, steaks are getting larger and even fruit juices are upsizing.’
      • ‘As a result, upsizing has become fairly standard.’
      • ‘When offered an upsized meal he would always accept it and drink nothing but that which the restaurant offered as well.’
      • ‘The demands of modern citizenship require an upsizing of society.’
      • ‘Retailing and services have been upsizing considerably for many years.’
      • ‘Everyone has to add value, to move, to upsize or downshift.’
      • ‘It's surely the age of upgrades, uptrading and upsizing.’
      • ‘Army Aviation upsized, making platoons into companies and companies into battalions.’
      • ‘Clients of The Buyer's Agent are a mixed bunch: first-time buyers, investors, developers, people who need to upsize to family homes and expatriates wanting to relocate to Ireland.’
      • ‘This is good for reshaping and upsizing but I don't know how much you can do to shrink.’