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Noun
A physical movement of someone or something
“We have organized trucks to facilitate the shift of our cargo interstate.”
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A slight change in position, direction, or tendency
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“There's been a noticeable shift in public opinion since the release of the report.”
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An allocated period of time for staff to perform their duties
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“I need to get to work soon as my shift is about to start.”
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The group of people who work during a particular allocation of time
“The night shift will begin heading into the warehouse very soon.”
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(archaic) An ingenious or devious device or stratagem
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“When I am gone thou wilt return to thy old courses, and, by some ingenious shift or other, contrive to free thyself from the obligation of thy oath.”
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A trip or a set amount of traveling
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The ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems
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The state or property of being various
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An item of clothing
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The quality or characteristic of being uneven
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Dislocation
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An instance of segueing, a transition
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A loose shirtlike undergarment, especially for women
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A commotion
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Critical juncture
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The act of seeking assistance or advice
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A giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another as part of commerce
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A fresh set of people or animals relieving others
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The action of evading something
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A slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter
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Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance
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“Larry would quickly shift some chairs to form a barricade.”
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To exchange something for something else
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“We can always shift seats if you get tired of sitting by the aisle.”
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To have been moved or displaced, especially inadvertently
“The crashing waves would rock the boat, causing the cargo to shift in its hold.”
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To change one's position, either physically or in terms of one's opinion
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“Once I had actually done my research, I would shift my stance on the matter dramatically.”
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To change one's physical position
“He began to shift nervously during the hard-hitting interview.”
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To change the emphasis, direction, or focus of
“After some back and forth, the topic would curiously shift to something else altogether.”
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To divert the emphasis, direction, or focus of
“They tried their best to shift the blame on to me.”
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To remove, especially a stain
“You may need to give your shirt a good scrub to shift the stain.”
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(idiomatic, shift for oneself) To assume responsibility
“For they arrive immediately at their perfect state, and so are able to shift for themselves.”
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To exert force or pressure on
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To go from one place to another
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Wriggle or twist the body from side to side, especially as a result of nervousness or discomfort
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To migrate to another country
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Move or travel very quickly
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Knock or force out of position
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To move aside
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To move materials with a shovel
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To change, develop, or move in a general direction
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Conduct a discussion or argument in an evasive way
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To quibble over trivial matters
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To transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money
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To swallow in liquid form
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To swallow or eat greedily
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Vary or fluctuate between two states, limits, opinions, etc
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To rid oneself of (something) by selling or passing it on to someone else
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To draw the attention or mind to something else
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Lift or move with a lever
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Rise or wake from sleep
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To place or transport in one's mind, usually in reference to one's feelings, emotions or insecurities
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To change one's views
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To omit a sound or a letter from a word
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To walk while shuffling or dragging the feet
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To undo the proper order or arrangement of
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To pledge, give or set aside (resources) to another or for future use
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To leave or withdraw from
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To physically move (oneself or a thing) slowly and smoothly into a particular place
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To be or cause to be in a sloping position
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To transfer temporarily to alternative employment
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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Change
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Travel across
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Make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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To share or be shared out in parts
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Manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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To evade by cleverness or trickery
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To move backwards
Interjection
Get your skates on
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