Word forms: 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.
Lynda now sees many of her clients downshifting in search of a new way of living.
The latest lifestyle trend is downshifting.
Word forms: plural downshifters
Downshifters are being tempted to leave the sophisticated city and go simple.
If you downshift
, you change to a lower gear.
regional note: in BRIT, use change down
He downshifted and turned the steering wheel.
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