- (historical) a type of women's undergarment, a slip
- Just last week she bought a new at the market.
- a change of workers, now specifically a set group of workers or period of working time
- We'll work three shifts a day till the job's done.
- an act of shifting; a slight movement or change
- There was a in the political atmosphere.
- the gear mechanism in a motor vehicle
- Does it come with a stick-?
- a button on a keyboard, chiefly for switching between upper and lower case
- If you press -P, the preview display will change.
- (transitive) To change, swap
Etymology: Old English sciftan "arrange, organise", from Germanic . Cognate with Dutch schiften, German schichten, Norwegian skifte.
- His political stance shifted daily.
- (transitive) to move from one place to another; to redistribute
- We'll have to these boxes to the downtown office.
- (intransitive) to change position
- She shifted slightly in her seat.
- (intransitive) To change gears (in a car).
- I crested the hill and shifted into fifth.
- (context, transitive, computing) to remove the first value from an array.
- (transitive) to dispose of
- How can I a grass stain?
- (intransitive) to hurry
- If you , you might make the 2:19.
- (Ireland, crude slang) to engage in sexual petting.
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