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shift (n):
the act of changing one thing or position for another
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his switch on abortion cost him the election
Related Words: switchswitching
shift (n):
the act of moving from one place to another
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his constant shifting disrupted the class
Related Words: ing
shift (n):
a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
shift (n):
a woman's sleeveless undergarment
shift (n):
the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
shift (n):
a qualitative change
shift (n):
an event in which something is displaced without rotation
shift (n):
a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
shift (n):
(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
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they built it right over a geological fault.
he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Related Words: breakfracture
shift (n):
the time period during which you are at work
shift (v):
make a shift in or exchange of
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First Joe led; then we switched
Related Words: switch
shift (v):
move and exchange for another
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shift the date for our class reunion
shift (v):
lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
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switch to a different brand of beer.
She switched psychiatrists.
The car changed lanes

Related Words: switch
shift (v):
change gears
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you have to shift when you go down a steep hill
shift (v):
move from one setting or context to another
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shift the emphasis.
shift one's attention
shift (v):
change in quality
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His tone shifted
shift (v):
change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
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Grimm showed how the consonants shifted
shift (v):
use a shift key on a keyboard
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She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case
shift (v):
move abruptly
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The ship suddenly lurched to the left
Related Words: lurchpitch
shift (v):
change place or direction
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Shift one's position
shift (v):
move sideways or in an unsteady way
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The ship careened out of control
Related Words: careentiltwobble
shift (v):
move very slightly
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He shifted in his seat
shift (v):
move around
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transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket
Related Words: transfer
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Next Proverb

You can't teach an old dog new tricks

Ağaç yaşken eğilir.
something that you say which means it is difficult to make someone change the way they do something when they have been doing it the same way for a long time.


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