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  1. downshiftnoun

    a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle

  2. downshiftnoun

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


  1. downshiftverb

    To shift a transmission into a lower gear.

  2. downshiftverb

    To function at a lower rate.

  3. Etymology: From down + shift


  1. downshift

    Downshift generally refers to a change of perception or a lifestyle change towards a simpler, less stressful way of living. This often includes reducing consumption, changing careers, or working fewer hours to improve quality of life. In other contexts, particularly in relation to vehicles, downshift refers to the act of changing a vehicle’s gear to a lower one, often to increase the power available to the engine.


  1. Downshift

    Downshift is the name of three fictional characters in the Transformers universes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downshift in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downshift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of downshift in a Sentence

  1. Sal Guatieri:

    Spending will downshift to the slowest pace in a year in the first quarter.

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