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down•shift



Pronunciation: (doun'shift"), [key]
v.i.
1. to shift an automotive transmission or vehicle into a lower gear.
2. to become less active; slow down: The economy seems to be downshifting.

v.t.
to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a lower gear.

n.
an act or instance of downshifting.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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