phase out something

phase out something
phase out (something) to gradually stop providing or using something.

The city decided to phase out half-day kindergarten for 4-year-olds in the public schools.

Opposite of: phase in (something)

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  • phase in something — phase in (something) to introduce something gradually in stages. The plan would phase in a pay raise for many state government workers. They added too many stores at once instead of phasing them in over time. Opposite of: phase out (something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • phase out — (something) to gradually stop providing or using something. The city decided to phase out half day kindergarten for 4 year olds in the public schools. Opposite of: phase in (something) …   New idioms dictionary

  • phase out — verb terminate gradually • Ant: ↑phase in • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑terminate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * [verb] wind down, close, ease off, eliminate, pull out, remove, run down, terminate, wind up, withdraw …   Useful english dictionary

  • phase out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms phase out : present tense I/you/we/they phase out he/she/it phases out present participle phasing out past tense phased out past participle phased out to gradually stop using something Over the following three …   English dictionary

  • phase·out — /ˈfeızˌaʊt/ noun, pl outs [count] US : the act of stopping something gradually over a period of time in a planned series of steps or phases usually singular The restaurant will continue its phaseout of many unhealthy menu items over the next two… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phase out — PHRASAL VERB If something is phased out, people gradually stop using it. [be V ed P] They said the present system of military conscription should be phased out... [V P n (not pron)] They phased out my job in favor of a computer. [Also V n P] …   English dictionary

  • phase out — verb To remove or relinquish the use of something little by little Leaded petrol was phased out in the course of the 1990s …   Wiktionary

  • phase out — /ˌfeɪz aυt/ verb to remove something gradually ● Smith Ltd will be phased out as a supplier of spare parts …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Fossil-fuel phase-out — A fossil fuel phase out are plans for transport electrification, decommissioning of operating fossil fuel fired power plants and prevention of the construction of new fossil fuel fired power stations. The purpose of this is to decrease the high… …   Wikipedia

  • phase in — (something) to introduce something gradually in stages. The plan would phase in a pay raise for many state government workers. They added too many stores at once instead of phasing them in over time. Opposite of: phase out (something) …   New idioms dictionary

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