Textual thesaurus for "shift"

(noun) switch, switching

the act of changing one thing or position for another

his switch on abortion cost him the election

(noun) shifting

the act of moving from one place to another

his constant shifting disrupted the class

(noun) chemise, sack

a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

(noun) shimmy, slip, chemise, teddy

a woman's sleeveless undergarment

(noun) shift key

the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

(noun) transformation, transmutation

a qualitative change

(noun) displacement

an event in which something is displaced without rotation

(noun) fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other

they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

(noun) work shift, duty period

the time period during which you are at work

(verb) change over, switch

make a shift in or exchange of

First Joe led; then we switched

(verb) switch, change

lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

(verb) lurch, pitch

move abruptly

The ship suddenly lurched to the left

(verb) reposition, dislodge

change place or direction

Shift one's position

(verb) careen, tilt, wobble

move sideways or in an unsteady way

The ship careened out of control

(verb) budge, stir, agitate

move very slightly

He shifted in his seat

(verb) transfer

move around

transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket