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outsource

verb [I or T]     /ˈaʊt.sɔːs/ US  /-sɔːrs/
If a company outsources, it pays to have part of its work done by another company: Unions are fighting a plan by universities to outsource all non-academic services. Some companies outsource to cheaper locations to cut costs.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs outsourcing     /ˈaʊtˌsɔː.sɪŋ/ US  /-ˌsɑː-/ noun [U] The management guaranteed that outsourcing wouldn't mean job losses.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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