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shift

 
Noun shift has 9 senses
  1. shift, displacement - an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    --1 is a kind of translation
    --1 has particulars: amplitude; luxation
    Derived forms: verb shift13, verb shift7, verb shift1
  2. transformation, transmutation, shift - a qualitative change
    --2 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    --2 has particulars:
     improvement, betterment, advance; population shift; pyrolysis; sea change; sublimation; tin pest, tin disease, tin plague; conversion, transition, changeover; degeneration, retrogression; strengthening; weakening
    Derived forms: verb shift6, verb shift5
  3. shift, work shift, duty period - the time period during which you are at work
    --3 is a kind of hours
    --3 is a part of workday, working day
    --3 has particulars:
     go, spell, tour, turn; trick; watch; day shift; evening shift, swing shift; night shift, graveyard shift; split shift
  4. switch, switching, shift - the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
    --4 is a kind of change
    --4 has particulars: switcheroo
    Derived form: verb shift5
  5. shift, shifting - the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"
    --5 is a kind of motion, movement, move
    Derived forms: verb shift9, verb shift8, verb shift4, verb shift3, verb shift2
  6. fault, geological fault, shift, fracture, break - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"
    --6 is a kind of crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure
    --6 has parts: fault line
    --6 has particulars:
     Denali Fault; inclined fault; San Andreas Fault; strike-slip fault
  7. shift - a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
    --7 is a kind of
    work force, workforce, manpower, hands, men
    --7 has particulars:
     day shift, day watch; evening shift; night shift, graveyard shift
  8. chemise, shimmy, shift, slip, teddies, teddy - a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    --8 is a kind of undergarment
    --8 has parts: strap, shoulder strap
  9. chemise, sack, shift - a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
    --9 is a kind of dress, frock
Verb shift has 13 senses
  1. switch, change over, shift - make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun shift1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. shift, dislodge, reposition - change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
    --2 is one way to move, displace
    Derived forms: noun shift5, noun shifting1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. transfer, shift - move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Derived form: noun shift5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. stir, shift, budge, agitate - move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
    --4 is one way to move
    Derived forms: noun shift5, noun shifting1
    Sample sentence:
    The crowds shift in the streets
  5. shift - move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
    --5 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Derived forms: noun shift4, noun shift2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. shift - change in quality; "His tone shifted"
    --6 is one way to
    change
    Derived form: noun shift2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. shift - move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
    --7 is one way to
    substitute, replace
    Derived form: noun shift1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. careen, wobble, shift, tilt - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
    --8 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun shift5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  9. lurch, pitch, shift - move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
    --9 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun shift5
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  10. shift - use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
    --10 is one way to
    type, typewrite
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  11. shift - change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
    --11 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  12. shift - change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
    --12 is one way to
    switch, shift, change
    Derived form: noun shifter2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  13. switch, shift, change - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
    Derived form: noun shift1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
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