1. downshift

noun. a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one.


  • loosen

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2. downshift

noun. a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle.


  • destabilize

Example sentences of the word downshift

1. Verb, base form
A CVT malfunction can cause your car to downshift either while driving or when you are at a full stop.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You do not need to let off the gas to upshift, but you should let off the gas a bit for each downshift.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As you downshift, ensure that you continue to employ the double-clutch technique.