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shif ting

  • n  the act of moving from one place to another
    his constant shifting disrupted the class
  • v  make a shift in or exchange of; then we switched"
  • v  change place or direction
  • v  move around
  • v  move very slightly
  • v  move from one setting or context to another
  • v  change in quality
  • v  move and exchange for another
  • v  move sideways or in an unsteady way
  • v  move abruptly
  • v  use a shift key on a keyboard
  • v  change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
  • v  change gears
  • v  lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
  • s  continuously varying
    taffeta with shifting colors
  • s  changing position or direction
    he drifted into the shifting crowd
    their nervous shifting glances
  • s  (of soil) unstable
    shifting sands
News & Articles


  • Kurt Rambis in The Associated Press
    You look at the teams that have an awful lot of cap space, there could be a lot of power shifting in this league,Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said.
  • Bob McDonnell in Central Florida News 13
    Republicans in Congress have offered legislation to reform healthcare, without shifting Medicaid costs to the states, without cutting Medicare, and without raising your taxes,McDonnell said. "We will do that by implementing common sense...
  • John McCain in ABC News
    The lasting advantage of a peaceful and democratic ally in the heart of the Middle East could still be squandered by hasty withdrawal and arbitrary timelines,McCain said in Las Vegas. "And this is one of many problems in the shifting...

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