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