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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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There were no changes down the order as Mohammed Jahromi (245.9), Hussain Ghuloom (245.1) and Ahmed Al Noaimi (242.1) wrapped up the top 10.
Various brilliant rule changes down the years have allowed the skilled to flourish at the cloggers' expense and long may that continue.
I see some changes down in Basra as we see, in effect, the Iraqis engaging, creating the forces that are going to take over and therefore move that point of transition."
changes down years Roads around New Mill between the 1930s and 1960s
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Version 2.2 has improved over older versions by being able to detect changes down to individual word level.
Slightly unfamiliar at first but easy to get used to, the driver uses the right-hand paddle to change up while the left one changes down. A reverse lever is located on the central console.