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downshift

verb [I] uk   /ˈdaʊn.ʃɪft/ us  

downshift verb [I] (WORK SLOWER)

to become slower; to work at a slower speed: After several years of strong growth, the laptop market is downshifting to a slower, but hopefully steady, pattern of growth.

downshift verb [I] (WAY OF LIVING)

to leave a job that is well paid and difficult in order to do something that gives you more time and satisfaction but less money

downshift verb [I] (VEHICLE)

US to change to a lower gear when driving, to reduce power and speed
downshifter
noun [C] uk   /-ʃɪf.tər/ us    /-ʃɪf.tɚ/
downshifting
noun [U] uk   /-ʃɪf.tɪŋ/ us  
More people are finding that downshifting is delivering a less stressful life.
Translations of “downshift”
in Chinese (Traditional) 生活方式, 捨棄高薪職位換工作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生活方式, 舍弃高薪职位换工作…
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