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shiftverb

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

(尤指略微地)移動;改變;轉移
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

換(檔)
In cars that are automatics, you don't have to bother with shifting gears. 開自排汽車無需換檔。

More examples

  • He shifted awkwardly from one foot to the other.
  • She shifted restlessly in her chair.
  • She was shifting around in her seat.
  • Fiona shifted around, looking embarrassed.
  • He shifted his gaze back to her eyes.

shift verb (GET RID OF)

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

擺脫;去除;賣掉
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。

shiftnoun

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

輪班職工;班;輪班
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?

More examples

  • I worked the last hour of my shift on autopilot.
  • His shift starts at seven o'clock.
  • She's just finished a 13-hour shift at the hospital.
  • Studies revealed that doctors were routinely working 15-hours shifts.
  • As her shift finishes, mine begins.

shift noun (CHANGE)

C1 [ C ] a change in position or direction

移動;改變;變向
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。

More examples

  • The last few years have seen a shift in opinion on the issue.
  • The 1990s saw a shift to democratic government in eastern Europe.
  • Rarely has there been such a dramatic shift in American policy and tone.
  • Opinion polls show a dramatic shift in attitude towards the environment.
  • Recent years have witnessed a shift away from fatty foods.

shift noun (DRESS)

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

直筒連衣裙

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