shift

All Noun Verb
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  • It is thought the latter may remain from an episode of language shift.
  • Then you shift your weight on your feet, left-right-left-right.
  • However, these older series were later dropped when the network shifted towards more recent series.
  • As a result of shifting population, the building was moved more than once.
  • Just when all seems lost, the wind shifts direction, taking the danger away.
  • On the other hand, there are several language shift processes currently taking place.
  • Under his leadership, the group appears to have shifted its focus towards intelligence.
  • This was due to his health problems as well as his shifting idea of the work.
  • She claimed we need to know about these shifts, where they are and how to use them.
  • The Court shifted its position again just a few years later.
  • Twenty-minute and two-hour shifts have been used in the past.
  • The women were trained for several months and now work in two shifts.
  • Double-shifts meant that students in affected schools attended less than a full day of class.
  • This new vision has shifted resources towards the navy and air force.
  • He moved house frequently and shifted several times between England and Ireland.
  • The creation of these laws led to a major shift in the environmental movement.
  • Double shifts around the clock were required to finish the effect on time.
  • The Board's three vote majority has shifted over the years between the north and south.
  • Standards shift competition from features to price because the features are defined by the standard.
  • The extensive shifting of agricultural land resulted in better working and living conditions.
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Meaning of shift

  • noun An event in which something is displaced without rotation
  • noun The time period during which you are at work
  • noun The act of moving from one place to another
    his constant shifting disrupted the class
  • noun A crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
  • verb Change place or direction
    Shift one's position
  • verb Move from one setting or context to another
    shift the emphasis, shift one's attention
  • verb Change in quality
    His tone shifted
  • verb Move and exchange for another
    shift the date for our class reunion
  • verb Use a shift key on a keyboard
    She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case
  • verb Change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
    Grimm showed how the consonants shifted
  • verb Change gears
    you have to shift when you go down a steep hill