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downshift
American English: /ˈdaʊnˌʃɪft/
British English: /ˈdaʊnʃɪft/

Translation of downshift in Spanish:

noun

(US)
  • 1 (change to lower gear)
    cambio (masculine) a una velocidad inferior
    Example sentences
    • Like the V8 it mates to a five-speed automatic with adaptive shift control and a manual mode that matches engine revs on downshifts.
    • Best of all, the engine revs joyously through downshifts, providing a great exhaust note while telling the world this isn't your average TT.
    • Unlike traditional transmissions, the 7-speed will skip up to three gear ratios if necessary during downshifts, providing quick, smooth acceleration.
  • 2 (reduction in tempo)
    Example sentences
    • But these downshifts do not bring you any closer to full-time Downers because they are voluntary moves that form a legitimate part of a self-chosen life project.
    • This goes back to careful thought around the future and what you hope to attain through the downshift.

intransitive verb

(US)
  • 1 (change to lower gear)
    cambiar a una velocidad inferior
    Example sentences
    • In automatic mode it will sense via accelerometers when to retain a low gear and when to downshift.
    • You're going to brake for Turn 10 just as the pavement changes (from asphalt to concrete at the start of the corner) and then downshift to second gear from fourth.
    • It also works for travelling down grades, holding a gear and/or downshifting when the brake is tapped.
  • 2 (slow down)
    Example sentences
    • On the whole, people go on holiday to downshift, to go back a few centuries and to get away from commerce and industry.
    • Everyone has to add value, to move, to upsize or downshift.
    • In China, virtually everything will turn on the ability of the central leadership to downshift the economy without stalling it, " he said.
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