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Shift

Pronunciation: shĭft
v. t.1.To divide; to distribute; to apportion.
[imp. & p. p. Shifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Shifting.]
2.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.
Hastily he schifte him[self].
- Piers Plowman.
3.To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
Carrying the oar loose, [they] shift it hither and thither at pleasure.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
4.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.
I would advise you to shift a shirt.
- Shak.
5.To change the clothing of; - used reflexively.
As it were to ride day and night; and . . . not to have patience to shift me.
- Shak.
6.To put off or out of the way by some expedient.
To shift off
to delay; to defer; to put off; to lay aside.
To shift the scene
to change the locality or the surroundings, as in a play or a story.
v. i.1.To divide; to distribute.
Some this, some that, as that him liketh shift.
- Chaucer.
2.To make a change or changes; to change position; to move; to veer; to substitute one thing for another; - used in the various senses of the transitive verb.
3.To resort to expedients for accomplishing a purpose; to contrive; to manage.
4.To practice indirect or evasive methods.
5.(Naut.) To slip to one side of a ship, so as to destroy the equilibrum; - said of ballast or cargo; as, the cargo shifted.
n.1.The act of shifting.
My going to Oxford was not merely for shift of air.
- Sir H. Wotton.
2.Something frequently shifted; especially, a woman's under-garment; a chemise.
3.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.
4.In building, the extent, or arrangement, of the overlapping of plank, brick, stones, etc., that are placed in courses so as to break joints.
5.(Mining) A breaking off and dislocation of a seam; a fault.
6.(Mus.) A change of the position of the hand on the finger board, in playing the violin.
To make shift
to contrive or manage in an exigency.
- Shak.
Noun1.shift - an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Synonyms: displacement
2.shift - a qualitative change
3.shift - the time period during which you are at work
4.shift - the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
Synonyms: switching, switch
5.shift - the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"
Synonyms: shifting
6.shift - (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"
7.shift - a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
8.shift - a woman's sleeveless undergarment
9.shift - a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
Synonyms: chemise, sack
Verb1.shift - make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
Synonyms: change over, switch
2.shift - change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
Synonyms: reposition, dislodge
3.shift - move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
Synonyms: transfer
4.shift - move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
Synonyms: budge, stir, agitate
5.shift - move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
6.shift - change in quality; "His tone shifted"
7.shift - move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
8.shift - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
Synonyms: careen, wobble, tilt
9.shift - move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
Synonyms: lurch, pitch
10.shift - use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all ther letters are written in lower case"
11.shift - change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
12.shift - change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
13.shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
Synonyms: switch, change
SHIFT - Scalable Heterogeneous Integrated Facility Testbed. A parallel processing project at CERN.
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