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"shift" Meaning in English

1. move sideways or in an unsteady way
Part of speech : verb
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2. move very slightly
Part of speech : verb
Example : I shifted in my seat.
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3. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
Part of speech : noun
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4. a qualitative change
Part of speech : noun
5. the time period during which you are at work
Part of speech : noun
6. change place or direction
Part of speech : verb
7. the act of changing one thing or position for another
Part of speech : noun
Example : The shift from hunting and gathering to an agricultural based society was an important step on the road to modern organized production.
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8. the act of moving from one place to another
Part of speech : noun
Example : The student's constant shifts disrupted the class.
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9. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Part of speech : noun
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10. the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
Part of speech : noun
Example : MY SHIFT BUTTON IS BROKEN AND NOW EVERYONE THINKS I AM YELLING AT THEM.
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11. an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Part of speech : noun
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12. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
Part of speech : noun
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13. make a shift in or exchange of
Part of speech : verb
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14. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Part of speech : verb
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15. move abruptly
Part of speech : verb
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16. move around
Part of speech : verb
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17. a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
Part of speech : noun
Example : No one wanted to be on the overnight shift, even though it paid better.
18. move and exchange for another
Part of speech : verb
Example : shift the date for our class reunion
19. change gears
Part of speech : verb
Example : You have to shift down when you go up a steep hill.
20. move from one setting or context to another
Part of speech : verb
Example : shift the emphasis
21. change in quality
Part of speech : verb
Example : The speaker's tone shifted as the speech turned to more serious matters.
22. change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Part of speech : verb
Example : Grimm showed how the consonants shifted
23. use a shift key on a keyboard
Part of speech : verb
Example : i could not shift so all my letters are written in lower case.

Translation for "shift"

shift meaning in Spanish : cambio
  • shift meaning in German : Verschiebung
  • shift meaning in Japanese : シフト
  • shift meaning in Turkish : vardiya
  • shift meaning in Chinese : 转移
  • shift meaning in Arabic : تحول
  • shift meaning in Polish : przesunięcie
  • shift meaning in Hindi : खिसक जाना
  • shift meaning in French : décalage
  • shift meaning in Russian : сдвиг
  • shift meaning in Tamil : மாற்றம்
  • shift meaning in Telugu : మార్పు
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