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Definitions of shift:
  • noun:   the act of moving from one place to another
    Example: "His constant shifting disrupted the class"
  • noun:   an event in which something is displaced without rotation
  • noun:   a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
  • noun:   the time period during which you are at work
  • noun:   the act of changing one thing or position for another
  • noun:   a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
  • noun:   a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  • noun:   a qualitative change
  • noun:   (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
  • verb:   move and exchange for another
    Example: "Shift the date for our class reunion"
  • verb:   change gears
    Example: "You have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
  • verb:   move from one setting or context to another
    Example: "Shift the emphasis"
  • verb:   change in quality
    Example: "His tone shifted"
  • verb:   change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
    Example: "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
  • verb:   use a shift key on a keyboard
    Example: "She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
  • verb:   change place or direction
    Example: "Shift one's position"
  • verb:   lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
  • verb:   move very slightly
    Example: "He shifted in his seat"
  • verb:   move around
  • verb:   make a shift in or exchange of
  • verb:   move abruptly
  • verb:   move sideways or in an unsteady way

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See shift used in context: 14 poetry verses, 7 Shakespeare works, 6 definitions

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