Definition of downswing in English:

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downswing

Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌswiNG/

noun

1 another term for downturn.
Example sentences
  • Workers who depend on the good graces of their employers (regardless of their claims to be well intentioned) are ultimately vulnerable to economic downswings and outright exploitation.
  • The causes of economic upswings and downswings in capitalism are more centred on its unplanned and unregulated nature.
  • But why is it that the downswings are so much more believable than the upswings?
2 Golf The downward movement of a club when the player is about to hit the ball.
Example sentences
  • The right shoulder moves out and over on the downswing, causing the club to come into the ball on an outside-in swing path.
  • With a more upright back-swing, all Shane has to do on the downswing is let the club and his body swing to a full finish.
  • If your grips get damp over the course of a round, you could lose control of the club on the downswing, even if you're wearing a fresh glove.

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Syllabification: down·swing

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