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shift

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shift




shift

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shift

  1. 1 to change the place or position of <he shifted the vase closer to the wall so that it wouldn't get knocked over> Synonyms budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, move, transfer, transposeRelated Words bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyNear Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

  2. 2 to change one's position <she shifted uncomfortably in her seat throughout the interview> Synonyms budge, locomote, move, stirRelated Words fiddle, fidget, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, toss, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writhe; rouseNear Antonyms hang around, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; stabilizeAntonyms freeze, still

  3. 3 to pass from one form, state, or level to another <she watched the aurora in fascination as its colors shifted from green to blue> Synonyms fluctuate, mutate, change, snap, varyRelated Words metamorphose, morph, transmute; better, improve; deteriorate, worsen; turn around; seesaw, teeter, vacillate, waverAntonyms plateau, stabilize

  4. 4 to give up (something) and take something else in return <my brother and I shifted seats just before takeoff so that he could sit by the window> Synonyms commute, exchange, change, substitute, swap, switch, tradeRelated Words interchange; displace, replace, supersede; cede, hand over, surrender, yield; reciprocate

  5. 5 to meet one's day-to-day needs <left the others to shift for themselves> Synonyms cope, do, fare, get by, get on, make out, manage, get alongRelated Words carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swingNear Antonyms collapse, fail, fall short, fizzle, flounder; decline, peter (out), slump, wane; give up




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