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streamlineverb [T]

us   /ˈstrimˌlɑɪn/
  • streamline verb [T] (SHAPE)

to shape something so that it moves as easily as possible through air or water: Designers streamlined the boat, hoping to improve its performance.
  • streamline verb [T] (IMPROVE)

to change something so that it works better, esp. by making it simpler: The company streamlined its operations and increased its profits.
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streamlineverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈstriːmlaɪn/ us   MANAGEMENT
to make a business, process, activity, etc. simpler and more effective by reducing costs, the number of people involved in it, etc.: Around 1% of the global workforce are being laid off as the group attempts to streamline its business. Many governments have embraced outsourcing as a way to privatize, streamline, and lower costs.streamline operations/procedures/processes They are now under pressure to streamline operations after profits slumped by 45% last year.
(Definition of streamline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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