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Noun: downshift  'dawn,shift
  1. A change from a financially rewarding but stressful career to a less well paid but more fulfilling one
     
  2. A change to a lower gear in a car or bicycle
Verb: downshift  'dawn,shift
  1. Move to a less stressful or satisfying job of lower status and/or pay
     
  2. Change to a lower gear

Derived forms: downshifting, downshifted, downshifts

Type of: change

Encyclopedia: Downshift