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verb [T] uk   us   /ˈstriːm.laɪn/

streamline verb [T] (SHAPE)

to shape something so that it can move as effectively and quickly as possible through a liquid or gas: Streamlining cars increases their fuel efficiency. The bodies of dolphins are more streamlined than those of porpoises.

streamline verb [T] (IMPROVE)

to improve the effectiveness of an organization such as a business or government, often by making the way activities are performed simpler: The cost-cutting measures include streamlining administrative procedures in the company. The government recently announced details of its plan to streamline the taxation system. Streamlining management could save at least 15 percent in costs.
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