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downswing

[ doun-swing ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ /
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noun

a downward swing, as of a golf club in driving a ball.
a downward trend or decrease, as of business or a nation's birth rate.

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Origin of downswing

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + swing1
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British Dictionary definitions for downswing

downswing
/ (ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ) /

noun

a statistical downward trend in business activity, the death rate, etc
golf the downward movement or line of a club when striking the ball
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