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shift

 (shĭft)
v. shift·ed, shift·ing, shifts
v.tr.
1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class: shifted assignments among the students.
2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
3. To alter (position or place).
4. To change (gears), as in an automobile.
5. Linguistics To alter phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
v.intr.
1. To change position, direction, place, or form.
2.
a. To provide for one's own needs; get along: "See me safe up: for my coming down, I can shift for myself" (Thomas More).
b. To get along by tricky or evasive means.
3. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
4. Linguistics To be altered as part of a systematic historical change. Used of speech sounds.
5. To use a shift key.
n.
1. A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
2.
a. A group of workers that relieve another on a regular schedule.
b. The working period of such a group: worked the night shift.
3.
a. A means to an end; an expedient.
b. A stratagem; a trick.
4. A change in direction: a shift in the wind.
5. A change in attitude, judgment, or emphasis.
6. A change in position, as:
a. Music A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
b. Football A rearrangement of players from one formation to another just prior to the snap of the ball.
c. Baseball A rearrangement of one or more fielders for improved defense against a particular hitter.
d. Geology See fault.
e. Computers Movement of characters in a register to the left or right, as of the bits in a byte.
7. The act or an instance of using a shift key.
8. Physics A change in wavelength, causing a movement of a spectral band or line.
9. Linguistics
a. A systematic change of the phonetic or phonemic structure of a language.
b. Functional shift.
10.
a. A loosely fitting dress that hangs straight from the shoulder; a chemise.
b. A woman's undergarment; a slip or chemise.

[Middle English shiften, from Old English sciftan, to arrange, divide.]

shift′er n.

shift

(ʃɪft)
vb
1. to move or cause to move from one place or position to another
2. (tr) to change for another or others
3. (Automotive Engineering) to change (gear) in a motor vehicle
4. (Linguistics) (intr) (of a sound or set of sounds) to alter in a systematic way
5. (intr) to provide for one's needs (esp in the phrase shift for oneself)
6. (intr) to proceed by indirect or evasive methods
7. to remove or be removed, esp with difficulty: no detergent can shift these stains.
8. (intr) slang to move quickly
9. (Computer Science) (tr) computing to move (bits held in a store location) to the left or right
n
10. the act or an instance of shifting
11. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a group of workers who work for a specific period
12. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the period of time worked by such a group
13. an expedient, contrivance, or artifice
14. (Geological Science) the displacement of rocks, esp layers or seams in mining, at a geological fault
15. (Clothing & Fashion) an underskirt or dress with little shaping
[Old English sciftan; related to Old Norse skipta to divide, Middle Low German schiften, to separate]
ˈshifter n

shift

(ʃɪft)

v.t.
1. to transfer from one place, position, person, etc., to another: to shift the blame.
2. to put aside and replace by another; change or exchange: to shift ideas.
3. to change (gears) from one ratio or arrangement to another in driving a motor vehicle.
4. to change phonetically in a systematic way.
v.i.
5. to move from one place, position, direction, etc., to another.
6. to manage to get along or succeed by oneself.
7. to use expedients, tricks, or evasion to get along or succeed.
8. to change gears in driving a motor vehicle.
9. (of sounds in a language) to undergo a systematic phonetic change.
10. to press a shift key on a typewriter or computer as to type a capital letter.
11. Archaic. to change one's clothes.
n.
12. a change or transfer from one place, position, direction, person, etc., to another: a shift in the wind.
13. a person's scheduled period of work, esp. at a place of employment operating continuously during the day and night.
14. a group of workers scheduled to work during such a period.
15. Baseball. a repositioning by fielders as a strategy against batters who usu. hit the ball to the same side of the field.
16. a gearshift.
17.
a. a straight, loose-fitting dress worn with or without a belt.
b. a woman's chemise or slip.
18. Football. a lateral or backward movement by offensive players just before the ball is put into play.
19.
a. a change or a system of parallel changes that affects the sound structure of a language.
b. a change in the meaning or use of a word.
20. an expedient; ingenious device.
21. an evasion, artifice, or trick.
22. change or substitution.
23. an act or instance of using the shift key, as on a typewriter.
[before 1000; (v.) Middle English: to arrange, Old English sciftan, c. Old Frisian skifta, Old High German schihten, Old Norse skipta to divide]
shift′a•ble, adj.
shift′er, n.
shift′ing•ly, adv.

shift


Past participle: shifted
Gerund: shifting

Imperative
shift
shift
Present
I shift
you shift
he/she/it shifts
we shift
you shift
they shift
Preterite
I shifted
you shifted
he/she/it shifted
we shifted
you shifted
they shifted
Present Continuous
I am shifting
you are shifting
he/she/it is shifting
we are shifting
you are shifting
they are shifting
Present Perfect
I have shifted
you have shifted
he/she/it has shifted
we have shifted
you have shifted
they have shifted
Past Continuous
I was shifting
you were shifting
he/she/it was shifting
we were shifting
you were shifting
they were shifting
Past Perfect
I had shifted
you had shifted
he/she/it had shifted
we had shifted
you had shifted
they had shifted
Future
I will shift
you will shift
he/she/it will shift
we will shift
you will shift
they will shift
Future Perfect
I will have shifted
you will have shifted
he/she/it will have shifted
we will have shifted
you will have shifted
they will have shifted
Future Continuous
I will be shifting
you will be shifting
he/she/it will be shifting
we will be shifting
you will be shifting
they will be shifting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shifting
you have been shifting
he/she/it has been shifting
we have been shifting
you have been shifting
they have been shifting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shifting
you will have been shifting
he/she/it will have been shifting
we will have been shifting
you will have been shifting
they will have been shifting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shifting
you had been shifting
he/she/it had been shifting
we had been shifting
you had been shifting
they had been shifting
Conditional
I would shift
you would shift
he/she/it would shift
we would shift
you would shift
they would shift
Past Conditional
I would have shifted
you would have shifted
he/she/it would have shifted
we would have shifted
you would have shifted
they would have shifted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shift - an event in which something is displaced without rotationshift - an event in which something is displaced without rotation
amplitude - (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
luxation - displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ
translation - a uniform movement without rotation
2.shift - a qualitative changeshift - a qualitative change      
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development
population shift - a change in the relative numbers of the different groups of individuals making up a population
pyrolysis - transformation of a substance produced by the action of heat
sea change - a profound transformation
sublimation - (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
tin disease, tin pest, tin plague - the transformation of ordinary white tin into powdery grey tin at very cold temperatures
changeover, conversion, transition - an event that results in a transformation
retrogression, degeneration - passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
strengthening - becoming stronger
weakening - becoming weaker
3.shift - the time period during which you are at work
hours - a period of time assigned for work; "they work long hours"
workday, working day - the amount of time that a worker must work for an agreed daily wage; "they work an 8-hour day"
go, spell, tour, turn - a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"
trick - a period of work or duty
watch - a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty
day shift - the work shift during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
evening shift, swing shift - the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
graveyard shift, night shift - the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
split shift - a working shift divided into two periods of time with several hours in between
4.shift - the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
switcheroo - a sudden unexpected switch
5.shift - the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
6.shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the othershift - (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"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
fault line - (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface
crack, scissure, cleft, crevice, fissure - a long narrow opening
inclined fault - a geological fault in which one side is above the other
strike-slip fault - a geological fault in which one of the adjacent surfaces appears to have moved horizontally
7.shift - a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
manpower, men, work force, workforce, hands - the force of workers available
day watch, day shift - workers who work during the day (as 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
evening shift - workers who work during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
graveyard shift, night shift - workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
relay - a crew of workers who relieve another crew
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
8.shift - the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
9.shift - a woman's sleeveless undergarmentshift - a woman's sleeveless undergarment  
shoulder strap, strap - a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
undergarment, unmentionable - a garment worn under other garments
10.shift - a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
dress, frock - a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
Verb1.shift - make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
back - shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
veer - shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered"
2.shift - change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
beat down - dislodge from a position; "She beat the dealer down to a much better price"
3.shift - move aroundshift - move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
transpose - transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
shunt - transfer to another track, of trains
carry - transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; "put down 5 and carry 2"
shuffle - move about, move back and forth; "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"
transship - transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another
bunker - transfer cargo from a ship to a warehouse
carry forward, carry over - transfer from one time period to the next
remove, transfer - shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes; "He removed his children to the countryside"; "Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city"; "remove a case to another court"
translocate - transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
4.shift - move very slightlyshift - move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
5.shift - move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
transpose, transplant, transfer - transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America"
6.shift - change in quality; "His tone shifted"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
7.shift - move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
interchange, substitute, replace, exchange - put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
8.shift - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
9.shift - move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
10.shift - use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"
type, typewrite - write by means of a keyboard with types; "type the acceptance letter, please"
11.shift - change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"
phonetics - the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
12.shift - change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
switch, change, shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
13.shift - lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
exchange, convert, commute, change - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"
change - change clothes; put on different clothes; "Change before you go to the opera"
transition - make or undergo a transition (from one state or system to another); "The airline transitioned to more fuel-efficient jets"; "The adagio transitioned into an allegro"
shift - change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"
break - change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another; "Her voice broke to a whisper when she started to talk about her children"
channel-surf, surf - switch channels, on television
leap, jump - pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
diphthongise, diphthongize - change from a simple vowel to a diphthong; "This vowel diphthongized in Germanic"
cut - make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"
break - change directions suddenly

shift

verb
1. move, drift, move around, veer, budge, swerve, change position The entire pile shifted and slid, thumping onto the floor.
2. remove, move, transfer, displace, relocate, rearrange, transpose, reposition We shifted the vans and used the area for skateboarding.
3. change, vary, alter, adjust, adapt, revise, modify, amend, recast The computer senses when you shift position.
4. change direction, change, switch, vary, alter, fluctuate The wind shifted and the helicopter lurched.
noun
2. move, transfer, removal, veering, relocation, rearrangement, conveyance, repositioning There has been a shift of the elderly to this state.
3. stint, stretch, spell, work period His father worked shifts in a steel mill.
4. team, squad, crew, gang, patrol The night shift should have been safely down the mine long ago.

shift

verb
1. To give up in return for something else:
Informal: swap.
2. To leave or discard for another:
3. To alter the settled state or position of:
4. To go or cause to go from one place to another:
5. To change the direction or course of:
6. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances:
Informal: make out.
Idioms: make do, make shift.
noun
1. The act of exchanging or substituting:
Informal: swap.
2. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity:
bout, go, hitch, inning (often used in plural), spell, stint, stretch, time, tour, trick, turn, watch.
3. Something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available:
4. An often sudden change or departure, as in a trend:
5. A change in normal place or position:
6. The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another:
7. The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another:
Translations
تَغْيِيرتَغيير وَضْع أو مكان الشيءفَتْرَة المُناوَبَهفَوْج عَمَل بالمُناوَبَهيُحَوِّلُ
posunsměnazměnaposunout (se)posuv
skiftskifteskifteholdskyde=-hold
siirtääsiirtyäsiirtymätyövuorovaihtaa
premještatipromjena
áttoleltolódikműszak
færa, flytja tilkoma yfir á, færa tillosa viî, hreinsa í burtumskiptivakt
変化移す
이동이동하다
ištižęskeistispamainaperkėlimas
atbrīvoties noizņemtmaiņamainīšananogrūst
izmenapremaknitiprestaviti
bytaskift
เคลื่อนย้ายการเปลี่ยนแปลง
atmakçıkartmakdeğişiklikdeğişimdeğişme
di chuyểnsự thay đổi

shift

[ʃɪft]
A. N
1. (= change) → cambio m
there has been a shift in attitudes on the part of consumersha habido un cambio de actitud por parte de los consumidores
a shift in weather patternsun cambio en el comportamiento del tiempo
there was a shift in the windel viento cambió de dirección, se produjo un cambio de dirección del viento
the shift to a market economyla transición hacia una economía de mercado
some have problems making the shift from one culture to anotheralgunos tienen problemas al hacer el cambio de una cultura a otra
to make shift with/without stharreglárselas con/sin algo
2. (= period of work) → turno m; (= group of workers) → tanda f
day/night shiftturno m de día/noche
to work (in) shiftstrabajar por turnos
I work an eight-hour shifttrabajo or hago turnos de ocho horas
3. (US) (Aut) (= gear shift) → palanca f de cambio
4. (= dress) → vestido m suelto; (= undergarment) → combinación f, viso m
5. (Geol) → desplazamiento m
B. VT
1. (= change) [+ opinion, tactics, policy] → cambiar
the result shifted the balance of power in their favourel resultado cambió el equilibrio político or inclinó la balanza del poder a su favor
to shift one's groundcambiar de opinión or parecer
to shift one's positioncambiar de postura
2. (= transfer) she shifted her weight to the other legcambió el peso a la otra pierna, volcó su peso sobre la otra pierna
voters shifted their allegiancelos votantes trasladaron su lealtad a otro partido
to shift the blame onto sb elsecargar a otro con la culpa, echar la culpa a otro
they're trying to shift the blameintentan cargar a otro con la culpa, intentan echar or pasar la culpa a otro
he shifted his gaze to mepasó a fijarse en
3. (= move) → mover
he shifted the chair closer to the bedmovió la silla acercándola a la cama
to shift scenery (Theat) → cambiar el decorado
shift yourself!¡quítate del medio or de en medio!, ¡muévete!
4. (= sell) [+ stock] → deshacerse de, vender
5. (= get rid of) [+ cold] → quitarse (de encima); [+ stain] → quitar
6. (US) (Aut) [+ gear] → cambiar de
C. VI
1. (= move) [person] → moverse; [load, cargo] → correrse
he shifted uncomfortably in his seatse removía incómodo en la silla
she shifted from one foot to the othercambiaba de un pie a otro
2. (= change, transfer) [wind] → cambiar de dirección; [attitudes, mood] → cambiar
world attention has shifted away from Chinael foco de atención mundial se ha alejado de China
the emphasis now has shifted to preventive medicineahora se hace más hincapié en la medicina preventiva
the scene shifts to Burgosla escena se traslada a Burgos
we couldn't get him to shiftno logramos hacerle cambiar de actitud
3. (= move quickly) → volar
that car was really shifting¡ese coche corría que volaba or que se las pelaba!
4. (US) (Aut) to shift into high/low gearcambiar a una velocidad más alta/baja
the presidential campaign has shifted into high gearla campaña por la presidencia se ha acelerado
5. to shift for o.sarreglárselas solo
D. CPD shift key Ntecla f de mayúsculas
shift lock Ntecla f de bloqueo de mayúsculas (Sp), tecla f fijamayúsculas (LAm)
shift system N [of work] → sistema m de turnos
shift register Nregistro m de desplazamiento
shift work Ntrabajo m por turnos
shift worker Ntrabajador(a) m/f por turnos
shift along VI + ADV = shift over
shift around shift about
A. VI + ADV his men shifted around nervouslysus hombres se movían nerviosos de un lado para otro
B. VT + ADV [+ objects] → mover, cambiar de sitio
shift over VI + ADVcorrerse
can you shift over a bit?¿puedes correrte un poco a ese lado?
shift up = shift over

shift

[ˈʃɪft]
n
(= change) → changement m
a shift in sth [+ attitude, policy, opinion] → un changement de qch
a shift in demand (COMMERCE)un déplacement de la demande
(= period of work) → poste m (= team of workers) → équipe f
His shift starts at 8 o'clock → Il prend son poste à huit heures. night shift, day shift
(also shift key) (on keyboard)touche f majuscule
(also shift dress) → robe f fourreau
vt
(= move) → déplacer, changer de place
I couldn't shift the wardrobe on my own → Je n'ai pas pu déplacer l'armoire tout seul.
to shift one's weight → s'appuyer sur l'autre jambe
shift yourself! → pousse-toi de là!
(= change slightly) [+ focus, emphasis] to shift the emphasis from X to y → essayer d'insister sur Y plutôt que sur X
[+ blame, responsibility] → rejeter
to shift the responsibility for sth onto sb else → rejeter la responsabilité de qch sur qn d'autre
(British) (= sell) [+ goods, stock] → se débarrasser de
(US) [+ gear] → changer de
(= remove) [+ mark, stain] → enlever
vi
(= move) [load, pile] → se déplacer, bouger; [person] → se déplacer, bouger; [wind] → tourner; [eyes] → se tourner
His eyes shifted to the telephone → Son regard s'est tourné vers le téléphone.
to shift from foot to foot
He shifted from foot to foot → Il se balançait d'un pied sur l'autre.
to shift to the south
The wind has shifted to the south → Le vent a tourné au sud.
(= change) [opinion, situation, policy] → changer
Attitudes to mental illness have shifted in recent years → L'attitude des gens par rapport aux maladies mentales a changé ces dernières années.shift key n (on keyboard)touche f majuscule

shift

n
(= change)Änderung f; (in policy, opinion) → Wandel m, → Änderung f; (Ling) → Verschiebung f; (Mus) → Lagenwechsel m; (from one place to another) → Verlegung f; a shift of sceneein Szenenwechsel m; a shift in directioneine Richtungsänderung; a shift in public opinionein Meinungsumschwung min der Bevölkerung; a shift of or in emphasiseine Gewichtsverlagerung; a population shifteine Bevölkerungsverschiebung; this shows a shift away from the governmentdies lässt eine für die Regierung ungünstige Tendenz erkennen; a new shift toward(s) liberalismein neuer Trend zum Liberalismus
(Aut: = gear shift) → Schaltung f
(= period at work, group of workers)Schicht f; to work (in) shiftsin Schichten arbeiten
(= stratagem)List f, → Kniff m; (= expedient)Ausweg m; to make shift with/without somethingsich mit/ohne etw behelfen
(= dress)Hemdkleid nt; (old: = undergarment) → Hemd nt
vt
(= move)(von der Stelle) bewegen; screw, nailloskriegen, rauskriegen; lidabkriegen; corkrauskriegen; furnitureverrücken; head, armwegnehmen; (from one place to another) → verlagern, verschieben; offices etcverlegen; rubble, boulderwegräumen; to shift sceneryKulissen schieben; to shift somebody from an opinionjdn von einer Meinung abbringen; he stood shifting his weight from foot to footer trat von einem Fuß auf den anderen; to shift one’s gazeseinen Blick abwenden; to shift the blame onto somebody elsedie Verantwortung auf jemand anders schieben; to shift something to another roometw in ein anderes Zimmer schaffen; shift the table over to the wallrück den Tisch an die Wand (rüber)!; can you shift your car back a bit?können Sie ein Stück zurücksetzen?; they shifted him to Munichsie haben ihn nach München versetzt; we’ll shift all this junk out of the cupboardwir räumen das ganze Gerümpel aus dem Schrank
(inf: = get rid of) → loswerden
(US Aut) to shift gearsschalten
(inf) foodverputzen (inf); drinkschlucken (inf)
vi
(= move)sich bewegen; (ballast, cargo)sich verlagern; (scene)wechseln; (wind)umspringen; (from one’s opinion) → abgehen; he shifted out of the wayer ging aus dem Weg; he was shifting about in his chairer rutschte auf seinem Stuhl hin und her; shift over, you’re taking up too much roomrück mal rüber, du nimmst zu viel Platz weg!; he shifted onto his backer drehte sich auf den Rücken; he refused to shift (fig)er war nicht umzustimmen
(Aut) → schalten
(Brit inf: = move quickly) → flitzen (inf), → rasen; that’s really shifting!das nenne ich Tempo!
(= manage) to shift for oneselfsich (dat)(selbst) behelfen

shift

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shift lever
n (esp US; Aut, bicycle) → Schalthebel m
shift lock
n (= Comput)Feststelltaste f; (on typewriter) → Umschaltfeststeller m
shiftwork
shiftworker
nSchichtarbeiter(in) m(f)

shift

[ʃɪft]
1. n
a. (change, in wind, opinion) → cambiamento; (movement, of load) → spostamento (Comm) (in demand) → variazione f (della domanda)
b. (period of work, group of workers) → turno
to work in shifts → fare i turni (di lavoro)
to work on night/day shift → fare il turno di notte/di giorno
c. (old) (expedient) → espediente m
to make shift with/without sth → arrangiarsi con/senza qc
d. (Am) (Aut) (also gear shift) → cambio
2. vt (gen) → spostare; (sth stuck) → smuovere; (dirt, stain) → togliere; (employee) → trasferire; (change, position) → cambiare
to shift scenery (Theatre) → cambiare le scene
to shift the blame on to sb → scaricare la colpa su qn
3. vi
a. (gen) → spostarsi; (opinions) → mutare; (change one's mind) → cambiare idea
the wind has shifted to the south → il vento ha girato verso sud
he shifted over to the door → si è avvicinato alla porta
shift off the sofa! → togliti dal divano!
shift up or over or along! → spostati!
that car's certainly shifting (fam) → quella macchina va molto forte
to shift into second gear (Aut) → innestare la seconda (marcia)
b. to shift for o.s.arrangiarsi da sé, cavarsela da solo/a

shift

(ʃift) verb
1. to change (the) position or direction (of). We spent the whole evening shifting furniture around; The wind shifted to the west overnight.
2. to transfer. She shifted the blame on to me.
3. to get rid of. This detergent shifts stains.
noun
1. a change (of position etc). a shift of emphasis.
2. a group of people who begin work on a job when another group stop work. The night shift does the heavy work.
3. the period during which such a group works. an eight-hour shift; (also adjective) shift work.
ˈshiftless adjective
inefficient, lazy, or without a set purpose. He's rather shiftless – he's had four jobs in six months.
ˈshiftlessness noun
ˈshifty adjective
looking cunning and dishonest. I don't trust him – he has a very shifty look.
ˈshiftily adverb
ˈshiftiness noun

shift

تَغْيِير, يُحَوِّلُ posun, posunout (se) skift, skifte verschieben, Verschiebung μεταθέτω, μετατόπιση cambio, desplazamiento, desplazar, mover siirtää, siirtymä déplacement, déplacer premještati, promjena spostamento, spostare 変化, 移す 이동, 이동하다 verschuiven, verschuiving forskyve, skift przesunąć się, zmiana mudança, mudar перемещать, перемещение byta, skift เคลื่อนย้าย, การเปลี่ยนแปลง yer değiştirme, yer değiştirmek di chuyển, sự thay đổi 转换

shift

n. cambio de posición, desviación; [work period] turno;
v. cambiar, desviar.