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shift
ʃɪft
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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (名) noun
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(名) As a noun
  1. The act of changing one thing or position for another.
  2. The act of moving from one place to another.
  3. A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist.
  4. A woman's sleeveless undergarment.
  5. The key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters.
  6. A qualitative change.
  7. An event in which something is displaced without rotation.
  8. A crew of workers who work for a specific period of time.
    • A crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other.
    • The time period during which you are at work.
    (动) As a verb
    1. Make a shift in or exchange of.
    2. Move and exchange for another.
      • Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another.
      • Change gears.
        • Move from one setting or context to another.
          • Change in quality.
            • Change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change.
              • Use a shift key on a keyboard.
                • Move abruptly.
                • Change place or direction.
                • Move sideways or in an unsteady way.
                • Move very slightly.
                • Move around.
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