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1 shift /ˈʃɪft/ verb
shifts; shifted; shifting
1 shift
/ˈʃɪft/
verb
shifts; shifted; shifting
Learner's definition of SHIFT
: to move or to cause (something or someone) to move to a different place, position, etc.
[+ object]
[no object]
: to change or to cause (something) to change to a different opinion, belief, etc.
[no object]
[+ object]
: to go or to cause (something) to go from one person or thing to another
[+ object]
[no object]
US : to change the gear you are using in a vehicle
[no object]
[+ object]
see also downshift, upshift, shift gears at 1gear
[+ object] British, informal : to get rid of (something)

shift for yourself

: to do things without help from others

shifting sands

see 1sand

shift the goalposts

see goalpost

shift yourself

British, informal
: to move quickly : hurry
2 shift /ˈʃɪft/ noun
plural shifts
2 shift
/ˈʃɪft/
noun
plural shifts
Learner's definition of SHIFT
[count]
: a change in position or direction
often + in
always followed by an adverb or preposition : a change in how something is done or how people think about something
: a group of people who work together during a scheduled period of time
: the scheduled period of time during which a person works
see also graveyard shift, swing shift
: a woman's loose, straight dress
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