|1.||to move or cause to move from one place or position to another|
|2.||(tr) to change for another or others|
|3.||to change (gear) in a motor vehicle|
|4.||(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.||slang (intr) to move quickly|
|9.||(tr) computing to move (bits held in a store location) to the left or right|
|10.||the act or an instance of shifting|
|11.||a group of workers who work for a specific period|
|12.||the period of time worked by such a group|
|13.||an expedient, contrivance, or artifice|
|14.||the displacement of rocks, esp layers or seams in mining, at a geological fault|
|15.||an underskirt or dress with little shaping|
|[Old English sciftan; related to Old Norse skipta to divide, Middle Low German schiften, to separate]|
v. shift·ed, shift·ing, shifts
To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
To alter position or place.
To exchange one thing for another of the same type or class.
A change from one person or configuration to another; a substitution.
A change in position.