|1.||[ verb ] make a shift in or exchange of|
|Synonyms:||change_over turn_around switch|
"First Joe led then we switched"
|Related terms:||change veer back|
|2.||[ verb ] change place or direction|
"Shift one's position"
|Related terms:||move beat_down|
|3.||[ noun ] a qualitative change|
|Related terms:||change conversion improvement population_shift weakening degeneration mutation sea_change tin_pest pyrolysis sublimation strengthening|
|4.||[ noun ] an event in which something is displaced without rotation|
|Related terms:||translation amplitude luxation switch|
|5.||[ verb ] move around|
"transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
|Related terms:||move remove carry_over shuffle shunt transpose translocate transship bunker carry|
|6.||[ noun ] (work) the time period during which you are at work|
|Related terms:||hours watch go trick split_shift night_shift evening_shift day_shift workday|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of changing one thing or position for another|
"his switch on abortion cost him the election"
|Related terms:||change switcheroo switch switch interchange|
|8.||[ verb ] move very slightly|
|Synonyms:||stir budge agitate|
"He shifted in his seat"
|9.||[ verb ] move from one setting or context to another|
"shift the emphasis" "shift one's attention"
|Related terms:||change transfer switch|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of moving from one place to another|
"his constant shifting disrupted the class"
|Related terms:||motion stir transfer careen|
|11.||[ verb ] change in quality|
"His tone shifted"
|Related terms:||change transformation|
|12.||[ verb ] move and exchange for another|
"shift the date for our class reunion"
|13.||[ noun ] (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other|
|Synonyms:||break geological_fault fracture fault_line fault|
"they built it right over a geological fault"
|Related terms:||crack strike-slip_fault inclined_fault San_Andreas_Fault denali_fault fault_line geology|
|14.||[ verb ] move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control|
|Synonyms:||sway tilt wobble careen|
|Related terms:||move totter rock wobbler|
|15.||[ verb ] change gears|
"you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
|Related terms:||switch gearshift|
|16.||[ verb ] (writing) use a shift key on a keyboard|
"She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
|17.||[ verb ] lay aside, abandon, or leave for another|
"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"
|Related terms:||leap break surf break diphthongize cut change change|
|18.||[ noun ] (clothing) a woman's sleeveless undergarment|
|Synonyms:||shimmy slip teddies teddy chemise|
|Related terms:||undergarment strap|
|19.||[ verb ] move abruptly|
"The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
|Related terms:||move lurch lurch|
|20.||[ verb ] change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change|
"Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
|Related terms:||change phonetics|
|21.||[ noun ] (work) a group of workers who work for a specific period of time|
|Related terms:||work_force day_shift night_shift evening_shift|
|22.||[ noun ] (clothing) a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist|