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change down

To change to a lower gear while driving. You'll probably need to change down to first gear to climb this steep hill.
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change down

v.
To switch to a lower gear when driving a motor vehicle: The driver changed down to third gear coming into the turn.
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Owners will keep/lease/hold paper to change down needed) Smoking SportsBar.
Acceleration is brilliant in the gears, with huge torque meaning there's no need to change down a gear so that overtaking is always easy and safe.
Most people lose their loose change down the folds of a sofa but Tom Cruise lost his self-respect down Oprah's.
He put the change down to cash-strapped Brits trying different ways to save money and still get away.
7 and when approaching a junction or lights my car shakes if I try to free wheel in gear unless I change down a gear.
Clashing their diamante-studded heels and competing for a glittering pounds 1,000 prize - surely just loose change down the back of the chaise longue to these girls - are Chantelle Tagoe, fiance of England and Aston Villa striker Heskey; Jude Cisse, wife of France''s Djibril; Jessica Lawlor, the better half of Republic of Ireland''s Stephen Ireland; and Page Three beauty Nicola T, fiance of Crewe''s Simon Walton.
This follows the snippet in midweek that revealed we apparently have pounds 57m in loose change down the back of our sofas.
The Smart uses a rally car type of sequential gearbox; nudge the gearlever forward to change up; pull it back to change down.
However, Air Marshal Barbora assured the aspiring women officers that there would be a change down the line.
When you live in a country like ours calling out for change - who would want to slow change down, to be a brake on progress?
Granted a level break, he can turn just behind lid-pinger Blood Of Kings, and repeat the stunning gear change down the far side which has characterised his two wins here.
2 percent during the month of May, according to preliminary readings, which dragged the year-over-year change down to a record low of -0.
Tax revenue declined in 29 states, with a median change down 1.
It picks up well in every gear, so much so that there is often no need to change down a gear when you would normally have to, making for very relaxed motoring.
Diamonds managed to hold out to the break as Carlisle seemed to change down a gear.