Definition of downshift
1 : to shift an automotive vehicle into a lower gear
2 : to move or shift to a lower level (as of speed, activity, or intensity)
Examples of downshift in a sentence
You can downshift to slow the car down.
First Known Use of downshift
DOWNSHIFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of downshift for English Language Learners
: to put the engine of a vehicle into a lower gear
: to begin to work or happen at a level that is slower, easier, or more relaxed
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