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shifting

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the act or an instance of changing position
  • the shifting of the toys to the front of the display was a direct result of their sudden popularity

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shifting

verb
present participle of shift

Synonyms & Antonyms of shifting (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to change one's position
  • she shifted uncomfortably in her seat throughout the interview

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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

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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

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5 to meet one's day-to-day needs
  • left the others to shift for themselves

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“Shifting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shifting. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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