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[n] the act of changing one thing or position for another; "his switch on abortion cost him the election"
[n] the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"
[n] a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist
[n] a woman's sleeveless undergarment
[n] a qualitative change
[n] an event in which something is displaced without rotation
[n] a group of workers who work for a specific period of time
[n] (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"
[n] the time period during which you are at work
[v] move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"
[v] change in quality; "His tone shifted"
[v] make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"
[v] move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"
[v] lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"
[v] move abruptly
[v] change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
[v] move sideways or in an unsteady way, as of a ship or a vehicle out of control
[v] move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
[v] move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

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