Similar Words
hift, shhift, shif, shifft, shiftt, shiift, shipht, sshift, zhift

Shift — synonyms, definition

1. shift (Noun) N. Amer

83 synonyms
alteration artifice bout break business camisole cavil change chemise chicane commerce conversion costume development device displacement dodge dress duty period equivocation • • •
10 definitions

shift (Noun) — An event in which something is displaced without rotation.

shift (Noun) — A qualitative change.

shift (Noun) — The time period during which you are at work.

shift (Noun) — The act of changing one thing or position for another. ex. "his shift on abortion cost him the election"

shift (Noun) — The act of moving from one place to another. ex. "his constant shift disrupted the class"

shift (Noun) — (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other. ex. "they built it right over a geological shift"

shift (Noun) — A crew of workers who work for a specific period of time.

shift (Noun) — The key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters.

shift (Noun) — A woman's sleeveless undergarment.

shift (Noun) — A loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist.

21 type of
alteration change cleft crack crevice crew dress fissure frock gang hours key modification motion move movement scissure translation undergarment unmentionable • • •
38 types
Denali Fault San Andreas Fault Sublimation advance amplitude betterment changeover conversion day shift day watch degeneration evening shift go graveyard shift improvement inclined fault luxation night shift population shift pyrolysis • • •
3 parts
fault line shoulder strap strap
8 parts of
hands manpower men typewriter keyboard work force workday workforce working day

2. shift (Verb) N. Amer

44 synonyms
agitate alternate bank budge careen change change over curve deviate digress dislodge displace do err fare fault fluctuate lurch manage move • • •
13 definitions

shift (Verb) — Make a shift in or exchange of. ex. "First Joe led; then we shifted"

shift (Verb) — Change place or direction. ex. "Shift one's position"

shift (Verb) — Move around. ex. "shift the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

shift (Verb) — Move very slightly. ex. "He shifted in his seat"

shift (Verb) — Move from one setting or context to another. ex. "shift the emphasis" ex. "shift one's attention"

shift (Verb) — Change in quality. ex. "His tone shifted"

shift (Verb) — Move and exchange for another. ex. "shift the date for our class reunion"

shift (Verb) — Move sideways or in an unsteady way. ex. "The ship shifted out of control"

shift (Verb) — Move abruptly. ex. "The ship suddenly shifted to the left"

shift (Verb) — Use a shift key on a keyboard. ex. "She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"

shift (Verb) — (phonetics) change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change. ex. "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"

shift (Verb) — Change gears.

shift (Verb) — Lay aside, abandon, or leave for another. ex. "shift to a different brand of beer"

12 types of
alter change displace exchange interchange modify move replace sub substitute type typewrite
26 types
back beat down break bunker carry carry forward carry over channel-hop channel-surf cut diphthongise diphthongize jump leap remove shuffle shunt surf transfer tranship • • •