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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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Every cloud has a silver lining

Her felakette bir hayır vardır.
You can derive some benefit from every bad thing that happens to you.


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