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shift

  
  ( shifts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shifting    present participle)   ( shifted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you shift something or if it shifts, it moves slightly.  
He stopped, shifting his cane to his left hand...      V n prep/adv  
He shifted from foot to foot...      V prep/adv  
The entire pile shifted and slid, thumping onto the floor.      V  
...the squeak of his boots in the snow as he shifted his weight.      V n  
2       verb   If someone's opinion, a situation, or a policy shifts or is shifted, it changes slightly.  
Attitudes to mental illness have shifted in recent years...      V  
The emphasis should be shifted more towards Parliament.      be V-ed prep/adv  
      Shift is also a noun., n-count   usu N prep  
...a shift in government policy.     
3       verb   If someone shifts the responsibility or blame for something onto you, they unfairly make you responsible or make people blame you for it, instead of them.,   (disapproval)    It was a vain attempt to shift the responsibility for the murder to somebody else...      V n prep  
4       verb   If a shop or company shifts goods, they sell goods that are difficult to sell.  
  (BRIT)  
Some suppliers were selling at a loss to shift stock.     
5       verb   If you shift gears in a car, you put the car into a different gear.  
  (AM)  
in BRIT, use change     
6       n-count   If a group of factory workers, nurses, or other people work shifts, they work for a set period before being replaced by another group, so that there is always a group working. Each of these set periods is called a shift. You can also use shift to refer to a group of workers who work together on a particular shift.  
oft n N  
His father worked shifts in a steel mill.     
7   
    shifting   shift down      phrasal verb   When you shift down, you move the gear lever in the vehicle you are driving in order to use a higher gear.  
  (AM)  
in BRIT, use change down      shift up      phrasal verb   When you shift up, you move the gear lever in the vehicle you are driving in order to use a higher gear.  
  (AM)  
in BRIT, use change up     


graveyard shift        ( graveyard shifts    plural  ) If someone works thegraveyard shift, they work during the night.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   usu the N  
stick shift        ( stick shifts    plural  ) A stick shift is the lever that you use to change gear in a car or other vehicle.  
  (AM)      n-count   (=gearshift)  
in BRIT, usually use gear lever     
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shift

  

      vb  
1    alter, budge, change, displace, fluctuate, move, move around, rearrange, relocate, remove, reposition, swerve, switch, transfer, transpose, vary, veer  
2    as in shift for oneself      assume responsibility, contrive, devise, fend, get along, look after, make do, manage, plan, scheme, take care of  
      n  
3    about-turn, alteration, change, displacement, fluctuation, modification, move, permutation, rearrangement, removal, shifting, switch, transfer, veering  
4    artifice, contrivance, craft, device, dodge, equivocation, evasion, expedient, move, resource, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile  

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A digital method to shift or attribute the ownership and rights of online access to one’s online assts to another.
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