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English definition of “downshift”


verb [I] (WAY OF LIVING)    /ˈdaʊn.ʃɪft/
to leave a job that is well paid and difficult in order to do something that gives you more time and satisfaction but less moneyRetiring and resigning from work downshifter     /-ʃɪf.tər/ US  /-ʃɪf.tɚ/ noun [C] downshifting     /-ʃɪf.tɪŋ/ noun [U] More people are finding that downshifting is delivering a less stressful life.Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplaceLifestyles and their study
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