Translation of "shift" - English-Traditional 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. 她不安地把身體的重心由一隻腳轉移到另一隻腳。
The wind is expected to shift (to the east) tomorrow. 預計風明天轉向(爲東風)。

[ 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. 開自排汽車無需換檔。

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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. 新式洗滌劑能去除大部分汙漬。
The people at the toy shop expect to shift a lot of stock in the run-up to Christmas. 玩具店商希望能在聖誕節前賣掉一大堆存貨。


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. 夜班工人下班時,日班工人來上班。
Are you on the night shift or the day shift? (= Do you work during the night period or the day period?) 你上夜班還是日班?

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shift noun (CHANGE)

C1 [ C ] a change in position or direction

a shift in the wind/temperature 風向/溫度的改變
The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences. 這個地區力量均勢的改變有著深遠的影響。
There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion towards peaceful negotiations. 大眾對和平談判的態度發生了重大變化。

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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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)