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shift

 
 
pronunciation:
shIft
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shifts, shifting, shifted
definition 1: to move or change position.
The boy shifted in his chair.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
switch
definition 2: to change gears when driving a motor vehicle.
Start the car in neutral and then shift into first gear.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a regular time period when people work.
He likes working during the night shift.
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derivation: shifting (adj.)