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Synonyms for shift

Synonyms for shift

to give up in return for something else

to leave or discard for another

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to alter the settled state or position of

to go or cause to go from one place to another

to change the direction or course of

to progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances

a limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available

an often sudden change or departure, as in a trend

a change in normal place or position

the process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another

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an event in which something is displaced without rotation

the act of changing one thing or position for another

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the act of moving from one place to another

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(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

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a woman's sleeveless undergarment

a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

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make a shift in or exchange of

change place or direction

move very slightly

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move from one setting or context to another

change in quality

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move and exchange for another

move sideways or in an unsteady way

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move abruptly

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use a shift key on a keyboard

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change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change

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change gears

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References in classic literature ?
By crossing to the other side of the Kolocha to the left of the highroad, Napoleon shifted the whole forthcoming battle from right to left
The old man shifted in his chair but merely shook his head.
The man shifted her now to give himself freer use of his right arm, for the savages were pressing more closely upon Twelve and Three, and the change made it impossible for the girl to see his face even in the more frequent moonlit places.
Mukhorty too strained to listen, moving his ears, and when the wolf had ceased its howling he shifted from foot to foot and gave a warning snort.
Sheldon aimed at the centre of his chest, then deliberately shifted the aim to his right shoulder, and, with the thought, "That will put him out of business," pulled the trigger.
He grunted once or twice and shifted his weight from one foreleg to the other, at the same time moving his head from side to side and swaying the ferns.
The next moment the hundred and odd pairs of eyes shifted to Campbell.
And invariably Ah Moy shifted, though Daughtry failed to notice that he never shifted into a bunk which Kwaque had occupied.
At last he fell, toppling backward, exhausted; and the bull-dog promptly shifted his grip, getting in closer, mangling more and more of the fur-folded flesh, throttling White Fang more severely than ever.
The scene in the picture at once shifted to Australia, where, in a pleasant room in Sydney, Uncle Henry was seated in an easy chair, solemnly smoking his briar pipe.