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Definition of size verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    size

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//saɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//saɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they size
    BrE BrE//saɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//saɪz//
     
    he / she / it sizes
    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple sized
    BrE BrE//saɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//saɪzd//
     
    past participle sized
    BrE BrE//saɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//saɪzd//
     
    -ing form sizing
    BrE BrE//ˈsaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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    give size
  1. 1[usually passive] size something to mark the size of something; to give a size to something The screws are sized in millimetres.
  2. change size
  3. 2[usually passive] size something to change the size of something The fonts can be sized according to what effect you want.
  4. make sticky
  5. 3size something to cover something with a sticky substance called size
  6. Word Originverb Middle English (also in the sense ‘assize, ordinance fixing a rate of payment’): from Old French sise, from assise ‘ordinance’, or a shortening of assize (see assizes). Phrasal Verbssize up somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: size