change down

A British expression meaning to shift to a lower gear.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • change down — (motoring) To change to a lower gear • • • Main Entry: ↑change * * * ˌchange ˈdown [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they change down he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • change down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms change down : present tense I/you/we/they change down he/she/it changes down present participle changing down past tense changed down past participle changed down British to start driving in a lower gear …   English dictionary

  • change down — PHRASAL VERB When you change down, you move the gear lever in the vehicle you are driving in order to use a lower gear. [BRIT] [V P] Changing down, he turned into the drive... [V P to n] I braked at the second corner and changed down to third.… …   English dictionary

  • change down or up — Brit. engage a lower (or higher) gear in a vehicle or on a bicycle. → change …   English new terms dictionary

  • change — change1 W1S1 [tʃeındʒ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(become different/make something different)¦ 2¦(start doing/using something different)¦ 3¦(replace something)¦ 4 change your mind 5 change sides 6¦(clothes)¦ 7¦(bed)¦ 8¦(exchange goods)¦ 9¦(exchange money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • change — 1 /tSeIndZ/ verb 1 BECOME DIFFERENT (I, T) to become different: Susan has changed a lot since I last saw her. | changing circumstances/attitudes etc: Animals must be able to adapt to changing conditions in order to survive. | change out of all… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • change — change1 [ tʃeındʒ ] verb *** ▸ 1 become/make different ▸ 2 start something new ▸ 3 replace someone/something ▸ 4 put on different clothes ▸ 5 get on different vehicle ▸ 6 exchange money ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to become… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • change — [[t]tʃe͟ɪnʤ[/t]] ♦ changes, changing, changed 1) N VAR: usu with supp If there is a change in something, it becomes different. → See also sea change The ambassador appealed for a change in US policy... What is needed is a change of attitude on… …   English dictionary

  • change */*/*/ — I UK [tʃeɪndʒ] / US verb Word forms change : present tense I/you/we/they change he/she/it changes present participle changing past tense changed past participle changed Other ways of saying change: alter a more formal word for change : His… …   English dictionary

  • change — [c]/tʃeɪndʒ / (say chaynj) verb (changed, changing) –verb (t) 1. (sometimes followed by into) to make different; alter in condition, appearance, etc.; turn: to change one s habits. 2. to substitute another or others for; exchange for something… …   Australian English dictionary


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