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English definition of “shift”

shift

verb [I/T] (MOVE OR CHANGE)   /ʃɪft/
to change direction or move from one person, position, or place to another: [I] The wind shifted to the east. [T] She shifted her weight from one foot to the other. [T] He tried to shift the blame onto his sister. If you shift your emphasis or attitude, you change it: [T] Our attention has shifted from baseball to the election. When you shift the gears of a vehicle, you move them into different positions to change the speed of the vehicle.
(Definition of shift verb (MOVE OR CHANGE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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