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outsourceverb [I/T]

us   /ˈɑʊtˌsɔrs, -ˌsoʊrs/
to get work done by making a contract with another company to do it, often in another country, rather than in your own company: The candidate talks about working-class issues, particularly about jobs being outsourced overseas.
outsourcing
noun [U] us   /ˈɑʊtˌsɔr·sɪŋ, -ˌsoʊr·sɪŋ/
Outsourcing might be inevitable, but that doesn't make it any more attractive to American workers.
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outsourceverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈaʊt.sɔːs/ us   /ˈaʊt.sɔːrs/
outsourcing
noun [U] uk   /ˈaʊtˌsɔː.sɪŋ/ us   /ˈaʊtˌsɑː.sɪŋ/
The management guaranteed that outsourcing wouldn't mean job losses.
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"outsource" in Business English

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outsourceverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈaʊtsɔːs/ us   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.
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(Definition of outsource from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “outsource”
in Chinese (Simplified) 外包, (将…)交外办理…
in Chinese (Traditional) 外包,委外, (將…)委外辦理…
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