What are the synonyms for shift?

Synonyms for shift

shifting shimmy transformation faulting work shift slip transmutation geological fault duty period switch chemise teddy displacement fracture switching sack shift key fault break pitch wobble agitate change over dislodge tilt transfer change reposition stir lurch careen budge

Definitions for shift

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

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    Antonyms for shift

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    Holonyms for shift

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    Hypernyms for shift

    movement unmentionable translation crack scissure move dress key gang cleft hours change frock alteration crew crevice motion undergarment modification work party fissure substitute switch displace replace shift alter interchange type modify exchange typewrite

    Hyponyms for shift

    improvement pyrolysis tin disease degeneration amplitude evening shift inclined fault tour swing shift betterment sea change tin plague retrogression luxation night shift strike-slip fault turn split shift switcheroo advance sublimation conversion strengthening day shift graveyard shift go trick population shift tin pest changeover weakening day watch relay spell watch veer surf diphthongize transpose carry carry over transition channel-surf diphthongise transplant shuffle carry forward shift leap cut beat down transship remove back break jump transfer shunt bunker translocate

    Meronyms for shift

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    Sounds like shift

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