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shift

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

  • The shift is obvious as soon as you step through the front door.
  • From its basic A-line shift ($1.
  • This radical shift in thinking is shown most dramatically by studies of India's sacred monkey, the hanuman langur.
News & Articles

  • GM to Shift Korean Production - Analyst Blog
    General Motors Company ( GM ) plans to shift a large part of its production of subcompact SUV Opel Mokka, aka Buick Encores in North America and China, from South Korea to Spain in order to
    June 14, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • Funding shift means millions for Santa Cruz County schools
    SACRAMENTO -- Local school districts are likely to a historic shift in school funding become official Friday when the state Legislature approves a $96 billion budget deal with Gov. Jerry Brown.
    June 14, 2013 - Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Afternoon Shift: Al Madrigal, the changing role of Dad and the Puerto Rican parade merger
    The Daily Show's Al Madrigal stops by for a chat. Sun-Times columnist John Fountain talks about how fatherhood has changed in recent years. WBEZ's Chip Mitchell discusses the merger of the two Puerto Rican day parades. [ View the story "Afternoon Shift: Al Madrigal, the changing role of Dad and the Puerto Rican parade merger" on Storify ]
    June 14, 2013 - WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

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