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  • n  a change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one
  • n  a change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle

  • 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.
  • That spells a sharp downshift in real consumption growth from the nearly 4% average pace of 1995 to 2007 to around 1.
  • If he was upscale, he's got to downshift by downparing and downspending.

  • St Ambrose in
    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...
  • Scott Dixon in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    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."
  • Adrian Zaugg in SuperSport
    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...

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