shift for oneself

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of shift for oneself

:to do things without help from others
  • She left them to shift for themselves.

Word by Word Definitions

shift play
  1. : to exchange for or replace by another : change

  2. : to change the place, position, or direction of : move

  3. : to make a change in (place)

  1. : a means or device for effecting an end

  2. : a deceitful or underhand scheme : dodge

  3. : an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances : extremity

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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