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English definition of “downshift”
/ˈdaʊnʃɪft/ verb [I]
› to slow down or become less active: Corporate earnings expansion is expected to downshift in the coming months.
› mainly UK HR, WORKPLACE to leave a well-paid but difficult job in order to do something that gives you more time and satisfaction but less money: The Government is also keen to encourage people over the age of 50 to downshift, working shorter hours and supplementing their earnings by drawing partial pensions. downshift noun [S] › The downshift is reflected in the Labor Department's national data. downshifter noun [C] › She fits the mould of a downshifter who has chosen to simplify her life by changing her job.