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'shift' - used as a noun
1. an event in which something is displaced without rotation
2. a qualitative change
3. the time period during which you are at work
4. the act of changing one thing or position for another
5. the act of moving from one place to another
6. (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
7. a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
8. the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
9. a woman's sleeveless undergarment
10. a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

'shift' - used as a verb
11. make a shift in or exchange of
12. change place or direction
Shift one's position
13. move around
14. move very slightly
He shifted in his seat
15. move from one setting or context to another
shift the emphasis
shift one's attention
16. change in quality
His tone shifted
17. move and exchange for another
shift the date for our class reunion
18. move sideways or in an unsteady way
19. move abruptly
20. use a shift key on a keyboard
She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case
21. change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Grimm showed how the consonants shifted
22. change gears
you have to shift when you go down a steep hill
23. lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

derived forms
1. Shift / Plural
shifts
2. Shift / Past
shifted
3. Shift / Third Person
shifts
4. Shift / Present Participle
shifting
Variations of 'shift'
 
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There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place. - Click here to find out.
Fact of the day
Some of the other names that were thought of for the dwarfs in the Disney movie "Snow White" were Awful, Dirty, Shifty, Hotsy, and Jumpy.