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shift (n)
Definition: a qualitative change
Definition: a qualitative change
Definition: a qualitative change
shift (v)
Definition: move from one setting or context to another
Example: shift the emphasis. shift one's attention.
Definition: move from one setting or context to another
Example: shift the emphasis. shift one's attention.
Definition: move from one setting or context to another
Example: shift the emphasis. shift one's attention.
shift (n)
Definition: the act of changing one thing or position for another
Example: his switch on abortion cost him the election.
Definition: the act of changing one thing or position for another
Example: his switch on abortion cost him the election.
Definition: the act of changing one thing or position for another
Example: his switch on abortion cost him the election.
shift (v)
Definition: move abruptly
Example: The ship suddenly lurched to the left.
Definition: move abruptly
Example: The ship suddenly lurched to the left.
Definition: move abruptly
Example: The ship suddenly lurched to the left.
shift (v)
Definition: use a shift key on a keyboard
Example: She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case.
Definition: use a shift key on a keyboard
Example: She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case.
Definition: use a shift key on a keyboard
Example: She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case.
shift (n)
Definition: the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
Definition: the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
Definition: the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
shift (n)
Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment
shift (v)
Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Example: switch to a different brand of beer. She switched psychiatrists. The car changed lanes.
Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Example: switch to a different brand of beer. She switched psychiatrists. The car changed lanes.
Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Example: switch to a different brand of beer. She switched psychiatrists. The car changed lanes.
shift (v)
Definition: change gears
Example: you have to shift when you go down a steep hill.
Definition: change gears
Example: you have to shift when you go down a steep hill.
Definition: change gears
Example: you have to shift when you go down a steep hill.
shift (n)
Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Example: they built it right over a geological fault. he studied the faulting of the earth's crust.
Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Example: they built it right over a geological fault. he studied the faulting of the earth's crust.
Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Example: they built it right over a geological fault. he studied the faulting of the earth's crust.
shift (v)
Definition: move around
Example: transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket.
Definition: move around
Example: transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket.
Definition: move around
Example: transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket.
shift (v)
Definition: move and exchange for another
Example: shift the date for our class reunion.
Definition: move and exchange for another
Example: shift the date for our class reunion.
Definition: move and exchange for another
Example: shift the date for our class reunion.
shift (n)
Definition: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
Definition: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
Definition: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
shift (n)
Definition: the time period during which you are at work
Definition: the time period during which you are at work
Definition: the time period during which you are at work
shift (v)
Definition: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Example: Grimm showed how the consonants shifted.
Definition: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Example: Grimm showed how the consonants shifted.
Definition: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Example: Grimm showed how the consonants shifted.
shift (v)
Definition: change place or direction
Example: Shift one's position.
Definition: change place or direction
Example: Shift one's position.
Definition: change place or direction
Example: Shift one's position.
shift (n)
Definition: a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
Definition: a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
Definition: a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
shift (n)
Definition: an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Definition: an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Definition: an event in which something is displaced without rotation
shift (v)
Definition: make a shift in or exchange of
Example: First Joe led. then we switched.
Definition: make a shift in or exchange of
Example: First Joe led. then we switched.
Definition: make a shift in or exchange of
Example: First Joe led. then we switched.
shift (v)
Definition: move sideways or in an unsteady way
Example: The ship careened out of control.
Definition: move sideways or in an unsteady way
Example: The ship careened out of control.
Definition: move sideways or in an unsteady way
Example: The ship careened out of control.
shift (v)
Definition: change in quality
Example: His tone shifted.
Definition: change in quality
Example: His tone shifted.
Definition: change in quality
Example: His tone shifted.
shift (v)
Definition: move very slightly
Example: He shifted in his seat.
Definition: move very slightly
Example: He shifted in his seat.
Definition: move very slightly
Example: He shifted in his seat.
shift (n)
Definition: the act of moving from one place to another
Example: his constant shifting disrupted the class.
Definition: the act of moving from one place to another
Example: his constant shifting disrupted the class.
Definition: the act of moving from one place to another
Example: his constant shifting disrupted the class.