- move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance；change the position of one's body, especially because one is nervous or uncomfortable
- a slight change in position, direction, or tendency；the displacement of spectral lines.
noun: shift, plural noun: shifts
- 1. move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance I shift the weight back to the other leg the roof cracked and shifted 同義詞
- ▪ change the position of one's body, especially because one is nervous or uncomfortable he shifted a little in his chair 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ change the emphasis, direction, or focus of she's shifting the blame onto me
- ▪ change in emphasis, direction, or focus the wind had shifted to the east the balance of power shifted abruptly 同義詞
- ▪ move (data) one or more places to the right or left in a register the partial remainder is shifted left
- ▪ press the shift key on a typewriter or computer keyboard.
- ▪ sell (something) a lot of high-priced product you simply don't know how to shift
- ▪ change gear in a vehicle she shifted down to fourth
- ▪ be evasive or indirect they know not how to shift and rob as the old ones do
- 1. a slight change in position, direction, or tendency a shift in public opinion a shift of wind took us by surprise 同義詞
- ▪ the displacement of spectral lines.
- ▪ a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard used to switch between two sets of characters or functions, principally between lower- and upper-case letters.
- ▪ short for sound shift
- ▪ North American the gearshift or gear-changing mechanism in a motor vehicle.
- ▪ the positioning of successive rows of bricks so that their ends do not coincide.
- ▪ a movement of the digits of a word in a register one or more places to left or right, equivalent to multiplying or dividing the corresponding number by a power of whatever number is the base.
- ▪ a change of position by two or more players before the ball is put into play.
- 2. one of two or more recurring periods in which different groups of workers do the same jobs in relay the night shift 同義詞
- ▪ the group of people who work during a particular shift the bus was still waiting there when the day shift went home 同義詞
- 3. a woman's straight unwaisted dress.
- ▪ historical a long, loose-fitting undergarment.
- 4. archaic an ingenious or devious device or stratagem the thousand shifts and devices of which Hannibal was a master 同義詞