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outsource

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈaʊtsɔːs/ (also externalize) PRODUCTION, HR, WORKPLACE
if a company outsources work, it employs another organization to do it rather than using its own employees : As part of a recent restructuring, Anglian Water decided to outsource some of its operations. The decision to outsource had been made for financial reasons.outsource sth to sth Today they unveiled plans to close two factories and outsource production to Eastern Europe.outsource jobs/work The bank was attacked over plans to outsource 4,000 jobs to Asia. → Compare insource
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