shift
noun.
an event in which something is displaced without rotation
Synonym: displacement
noun.
a qualitative change
noun.
the time period during which you are at work
noun.
the act of changing one thing or position for another
his switch on abortion cost him the election
Synonym: switch, switching
noun.
the act of moving from one place to another
his constant shifting disrupted the class
Synonym: shifting
noun.
(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
noun.
a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
noun.
the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters
Synonym: shift key
noun.
a woman's sleeveless undergarment
Synonym: teddy, slip, shimmy, chemise
noun.
a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
Synonym: chemise, sack
verb.
make a shift in or exchange of
First Joe led; then we switched
verb.
change place or direction
Shift one's position
verb.
move around
transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket
Synonym: transfer
verb.
move very slightly
He shifted in his seat
Synonym: agitate, budge, stir
verb.
move from one setting or context to another
shift the emphasis|shift one's attention
verb.
change in quality
His tone shifted
verb.
move and exchange for another
shift the date for our class reunion
verb.
move sideways or in an unsteady way
The ship careened out of control
Synonym: wobble, tilt, careen
verb.
move abruptly
The ship suddenly lurched to the left
Synonym: pitch, lurch
verb.
use a shift key on a keyboard
She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case
verb.
change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change
Grimm showed how the consonants shifted
verb.
change gears
you have to shift when you go down a steep hill
verb.
lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
switch to a different brand of beer|She switched psychiatrists|The car changed lanes
Synonym: change, switch