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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How to use downswing in a sentence
No matter where American society sits along the upswing and downswing of internationalism and isolationism, it is essential to keep our eyes open to the world.The Last Person Who Believes in Western Intervention | Elliot Ackerman | February 21, 2022 | Time
Through high school, college, and young adulthood, seemingly minor missteps—a bad grade, a lost debate—toppled me into downswings.How the Pressure of the Model Minority Myth Restricts Our Imagination—and Our Freedom | Sanjena Sathian | April 9, 2021 | Time
They want the TV networks to acknowledge that linear viewership is on the downswing, and they acknowledge that advertisers need to become more comfortable buying networks’ streaming and digital video inventory.Future of TV Briefing: How the coronavirus crisis reshaped (and sped up) the future of TV | Tim Peterson | March 10, 2021 | Digiday
Mallon said Woods was fortunate that the injured leg was his right because it is the left leg that absorbs most of the force in a golfer’s downswing during the transfer of weight.After surgery, medical experts predict a long and difficult recovery for Tiger Woods | Cindy Boren, Dave Sheinin | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Conquering agony, he swung up the pick before Ewyo could recover from the vicious downswing.The Buttoned Sky | Geoff St. Reynard
Just as he began the downswing of a mighty broadsword stroke, he stumbled on the helmet.The Dueling Machine | Benjamin William Bova
British Dictionary definitions for downswing
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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