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down·shift

 (doun′shĭft′)
v. down·shift·ed, down·shift·ing, down·shifts
v.intr.
1. To shift a motor vehicle into a lower gear.
2. To reduce the speed, rate, or intensity of something.
3. To simplify or reduce one's expectations or commitments, especially in work hours: "28 percent said that they had downshifted and voluntarily cut back on their income in some way ... to reflect changes in priorities" (Carey Goldberg).
v.tr.
1. To shift (a motor vehicle) into a lower gear.
2. To reduce in speed, rate, or intensity: "The president is downshifting his confrontational rhetoric and reaffirming his readiness to talk arms control" (Newsweek).
3. To simplify or reduce one's commitments in (one's life).

down′shift′ n.
down′shift′er n.

downshift

(ˈdaʊnˌʃɪft)
vb (intr)
1. (Automotive Engineering) US to change into a lower gear
2. Brit to change to a lower-paid job for the sake of a better quality of life
3. (Sociology) Brit to change to a lower-paid job for the sake of a better quality of life
n
4. a downward movement; a reduction
5. (Automotive Engineering) US a change into a lower gear

down•shift

(ˈdaʊnˌʃɪft)

v.i.
1. to shift an automotive transmission or vehicle into a lower gear.
2. to slow down.
[1950–55]

downshift


Past participle: downshifted
Gerund: downshifting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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he/she/it downshifted
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Present Continuous
I am downshifting
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Present Perfect
I have downshifted
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Past Continuous
I was downshifting
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Past Perfect
I had downshifted
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Future
I will downshift
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be downshifting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been downshifting
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would downshift
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Past Conditional
I would have downshifted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downshift - a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
2.downshift - a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
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