Wortformen:3rd person singular present
, present participle downshifting
, past tense, past participle downshifted
If someone downshifts, they leave a job that is well-paid but stressful for a less demanding job and a more enjoyable way of life. [British]
[V] ⇒ Lynda now sees many of her clients downshifting in search of a new way of living.
⇒ The latest lifestyle trend is downshifting.
⇒ Downshifters are being tempted to leave the sophisticated city and go simple.
If you downshift while driving, you change to a lower gear. [mainly US]
[V] ⇒ He downshifted and turned the steering wheel. [Also V + to]regional note: in BRIT, use change down
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