Translation of "shift" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ʃɪft/ us /ʃɪft/

shift verb (MOVE/CHANGE)

C1 [ I or T ] to (cause something or someone to) move or change from one position or direction to another, especially slightly

She shifted (her weight) uneasily from one foot to the other. 她不安地把身体的重心由一只脚转移到另一只脚。
The wind is expected to shift (to the east) tomorrow. 预计风明天转向(为东风)。

[ T ] mainly US UK usually change to move the gears of a vehicle into different positions in order to make it go faster or slower

In cars that are automatics, you don't have to bother with shifting gears. 开自动挡汽车无需换挡。

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shift verb (GET RID OF)

[ T ] UK informal to get rid of something unwanted, or to sell something

Modern detergents will shift most stains. 新式洗涤剂能去除大部分污渍。
The people at the toy shop expect to shift a lot of stock in the run-up to Christmas. 玩具店商希望能在圣诞节前卖掉一大堆存货。


uk /ʃɪft/ us /ʃɪft/

shift noun (GROUP)

B2 [ C, + sing/pl verb ] a group of workers who do a job for a period of time during the day or night, or the period of time itself

As the night shift leave/leaves, the day shift arrive/arrives. 夜班工人下班时,白班工人来上班。
Are you on the night shift or the day shift? (= Do you work during the night period or the day period?) 你上夜班还是白班?

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shift noun (CHANGE)

C1 [ C ] a change in position or direction

a shift in the wind/temperature 风向/温度的改变
The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences. 这个地区力量均势的改变有着深远的影响。
There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion towards peaceful negotiations. 公众对和平谈判的态度发生了巨大变化。

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shift noun (DRESS)

[ C ] a simple dress that hangs straight from the shoulders


(Translation of “shift” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)