downshifting

downshift

[doun-shift]
verb (used without object)
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.
verb (used with object)
3.
to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a lower gear.
noun
4.
an act or instance of downshifting.

Origin:
1950–55; down1 + shift

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downshifting (ˈdaʊnˌʃɪftɪŋ)
 
n
the practice of simplifying one's lifestyle and becoming less materialistic
 
'downshifter
 
n

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Main Entry:  downshifting
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See voluntary simplicity
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