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Common misspellings for shift

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Definitions of shift

  1.   the act of changing one thing or position for another; " his switch on abortion cost him the election"
  2.   To divide; to distribute; to apportion.
  3.   change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; " Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
  4.   change gears; " you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
  5.   move and exchange for another; " shift the date for our class reunion"
  6.   Shifter.
  7.   a loose- fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
  8.   To change; to alter; to change clothes. To shift about, to turn quite round. To shift off, to defer; to put away.
  9.   use a shift key on a keyboard; " She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
  10.   make a shift in or exchange of; " First Joe led; then we switched"
  11.   Shiftily.
  12.   a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
  13.   To put off or out of the way by some expedient.
  14.   To change: to put out of the way: to dress in fresh clothes.
  15.   A substitute; expedient; trick; evasion.
  16.   move from one setting or context to another; " shift the emphasis"; " shift one's attention"
  17.   A breaking off and dislocation of a seam; a fault.
  18.   move very slightly; " He shifted in his seat"
  19.   Something frequently shifted; especially, a woman's under- garment; a chemise.
  20.   an event in which something is displaced without rotation
  21.   To change the clothing of; - used reflexively.
  22.   move around; " transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
  23.   change in quality; " His tone shifted"
  24.   To change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another; as, to shift a burden from one shoulder to another; to shift the blame.
  25.   ( geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; " they built it right over a geological fault"
  26.   To change about: to remove: to change one's clothes: to resort to expedients for some purpose.
  27.   To change; transfer.
  28.   The act of shifting.
  29.   A change: a contrivance: an artifice: last resource: a chemise ( orig. sig. a change of linen).
  30.   To change position; to contrive; to practice evasions.
  31.   A change; a turning from one thing to another; an expedient tried in difficulty; a last resource; fraud; artifice; a chemise.
  32.   move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control
  33.   change place or direction; " Shift one's position"
  34.   A change; artifice; resource; chemise.
  35.   the time period during which you are at work
  36.   The change of one set of workmen for another; hence, a spell, or turn, of work; also, a set of workmen who work in turn with other sets; as, a night shift.
  37.   To change; try expedients; manage; evade.
  38.   To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
  39.   To move; to change place or direction; to give place to other things; to change clothes; to resort to expedients; to practise indirect methods; to change position or quarters.
  40.   a qualitative change
  41.   The act of putting one thing in the place of another, or of changing the place of a thing; change; substitution.
  42.   In building, the extent, or arrangement, of the overlapping of plank, brick, stones, etc., that are placed in courses so as to break joints.
  43.   A turning from one thing to another; change; substitution; an expedient; as, to make one's way by shifts; a trick; the change of one set of workmen for another; turn of work; group of workers which takes turns with another group; a woman's chemise.
  44.   An expedient; something tried when another fails; last resource; artifice; an evasion; a woman's under garment; the period during which the labourer works at a single stretch, hence the change of workmen at the expiration of the proper time.
  45.   An undergarment.
  46.   To alter; to change; to change clothes; to transfer from one to another; to remove; to resort to expedients for a livelihood, or to accomplish a purpose.
  47.   the act of moving from one place to another; " his constant shifting disrupted the class"
  48.   A change of the position of the hand on the finger board, in playing the violin.
  49.   A relay of workmen; also, the working time of each gang.
  50.   a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  51.   Shiftiness.
  52.   To change about; remove; resort to expedients.
  53.   lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; " switch to a different brand of beer"; " She switched psychiatrists"; " The car changed lanes"
  54.   To exchange for another of the same class; to remove and to put some similar thing in its place; to change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes.
  55.   To change the place of; transfer; to move or remove.

Quotes of shift

  1. The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams, I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept the challenge to him and hit to left field. – Ty Cobb
  2. Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants. The shift from the one to the other was definitely related to when the takes started to get big. – David Crosby
  3. There was tremendous emotion. Every shift was so emotional. – Marcel Dionne
  4. It's always good to get a goal on your first shift but this was a game it seemed everything was going in. – Peter Forsberg
  5. Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where to draw the line between what is public and what is private. But the line can shift depending on who is asking the questions. – Terry Gross
  6. I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so -called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing. – Paul Hawken
  7. Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are rising to the top as minority or plurality powers. But they do not represent either the shift the change, or the future. – Paul Hawken
  8. Thus times do shift each thing his turn does hold; New things succeed, as former things grow old. – Robert Herrick
  9. The U. S. and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi resources from unproductive subsidies to productive uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods. – Zalmay Khalilzad
  10. I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something else which extended from the visual arts into the making of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction. – Jonathan Lethem
  11. If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon; you can shift reality. – Christopher Meloni
  12. We must shift the energy policy debate in America with an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels and incentive programs to help move the U. S. away from dependence on foreign oil. – Rick Renzi
  13. Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy, but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason. – Laurence Sterne
  14. I believe the term modulation denotes in music the uninterrupted shift from one key to another: I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure. – Allen Tate
  15. The Russians are turning east to the Chinese- to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas. – Daniel Yergin

Usage examples for shift

  1. After dinner I went in one of the boats with my boy before my Lord, and made shift before night to get my cabin in pretty good order. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  2. “ What's the necessity for a day and night shift – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  3. It was just at the change of shift in the office. ” – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  4. “ I seen women goin' a drinkin' widout a shift to their backs. ” – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  5. If you could shift a little of the earth off, may be it would ease me! ” – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  6. But they put me to work on the graveyard shift so I quit and come back to town." ” – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  7. We shift all at once, many times a Day, from Hot to Cold, and from Cold to Hot, in a more remarkable Manner, and more suddenly, than in most other Countries. ” – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  8. So far, we have found you in grub, but we're not bound to do so, and if you leave us, you must shift for yourself. ” – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  9. The negroes, of course, had to shift for themselves, and hard shifting it was- the women and children herding in the towns and the men working as teamsters and doing what they could. ” – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  10. “ I know you too well to throw away my advantage; wherefore, shift as ye may." ” – Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay
  11. We must shift the scene to the torture chamber. ” – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  12. As soon as the chums had made a shift from their working clothes to the uniform of the day, and had stepped outside, they saw Mr. Henley coming their way, looking wholly proud and happy. ” – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  13. Enoch did not shift his thoughtful gaze from the sweet face opposite his for a long moment after she had ceased to speak. ” – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  14. How can I shift without the boy? ” – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  15. But the difficulties of the Christian life only shift their place when faith by whatever means has been won. ” – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  16. “ " Rotten shift life is," now murmured the Honourable George quite as if he had forgotten me. ” – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. It is an awkward shift for avoiding the repetition of a word, which might be accomplished without it by any person who has the least command of language. ” – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. The final reason I urge this historic shift is much more personal, for each and for every one of us. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  19. “ I may need these men to work on a day and night shift I 'm not sure. ” – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  20. Then snow began to shift on the ledge. ” – Accidental Death by Peter Baily

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