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shifts

verb
present tense third-person singular of shift

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1 to change the place or position of
  • he shifted the vase closer to the wall so that it wouldn't get knocked over

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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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shifts

noun
plural of shift

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“Shifts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shifts. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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