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shift

shift

 
 
pronunciation:
shIft
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shifted, shifting, shifts
definition 1: to change one's position, or to move from one place to another.
The boy shifted in his chair.Our family shifted from town to town.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
dodge, stir, swerve, switch, tack, veer
definition 2: to move (something or someone); change the position of.
He shifted all the books from the top shelf to the bottom shelf.
synonyms:
move, switch
similar words:
displace, rearrange, transfer, turn
definition 3: to change (gears) from one position to another.
I have to learn how to shift to ride my new bike.
synonyms:
change, switch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a change from one person, place, condition, or thing to another.
There was a shift in the wind.She sensed a shift in her parents' attitude.
synonyms:
change, switch
similar words:
movement, transfer, turn
definition 2: a regular time period when people work.
He likes working during the night shift.
definition 3: the people who work during that period.
The morning shift was coming out of the factory.
synonyms:
crew
definition 4: the act of changing gears when driving a car or truck.
Every shift of the gears made the car jerk.
derivation: shifting (adj.)
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