[ doun-shift ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌʃɪft /
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a lower gear.
an act or instance of downshifting.
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Examples from the Web for downshift
On schools: keep innovating, increase accountability, but downshift the emphasis on test scores.Jack Hidary Waits to Make His Push in New York City Mayoral Race|David Freedlander|August 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Howard Kurtz on the downshift—and how Cain is defying political gravity.
And this downshift in career ambitions is just as true for the top dogs among us.