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  • noun
    A slight change in position, direction, or tendency. (a shift in public opinion)
    Each of two or more recurring periods in which different groups of workers do the same jobs in relay. (Anne was on the night shift)

    An ingenious or devious device or stratagem. (the thousand shifts and devices of which Hannibal was a master)
    Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance. (a team from the power company came to shift the cables away from the house)
    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)


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