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Definition of downswing noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1downswing (in something) a situation in which something gets worse or decreases over a period of time the current downswing in the airline industry He is on a career downswing. opposite upswing
  2. 2(in golf ) the downward movement of a club when a player is about to hit the ball Don't allow your leg to straighten on the downswing.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: downswing