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Definition(s):

  1. (n) a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one
  2. (n) a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle

Usage(s):

  1. The engine roars and whines as I accelerate, downshift, accelerate, downshift, finally propelling me to 160 kmhour after I round the last turn and head for the pit stop.
  2. That spells a sharp downshift in real consumption growth from the nearly 4% average pace of 1995 to 2007 to around 1.
  3. If he was upscale, he's got to downshift by downparing and downspending.

News

  • Samsung's Response To Android May Have Hit A Snag

    The company's Tizen project has reportedly been delayed, raising questions about its reliance on Android and how fast it can downshift to the growing market for cheaper phones.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Forbes

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Quotes

  1. "Elliott (Sadler) got into the back of us and spun us out, but that wasn't the problem," Ambrose said. "I was selecting first gear on the downshift when he hit me. It must have shoved the gear box and broke the gears. It put a hole in the...
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: St Ambrose Source: ThatsRacin.com

  2. "I think I was getting a bit erratic towards the end," Dixon said. "I missed a downshift going into turn two and then hit the wall, maybe twice......I just couldn't put a good lap together."
    on Oct 24, 2008 By: Scott Dixon Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. "I started to hear ugly noises coming from the engine around lap eight and then I started battling with second gear," said Zaugg. "After the pit stop the engine started to misfire and I couldn't downshift. Eventually I couldn't find any...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Adrian Zaugg Source: SuperSport

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