Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

German translation of “shift”

See all translations

shift

verb /ʃift/
to change (the) position or direction (of)
verschieben, umspringen
We spent the whole evening shifting furniture around The wind shifted to the west overnight.
to transfer
abschieben
She shifted the blame on to me.
to get rid of
entfernen
This detergent shifts stains.
shiftless adjective inefficient, lazy, or without a set purpose
unbeholfen
He’s rather shiftless – he’s had four jobs in six months.
shiftlessness noun
die Unbeholfenheit
shifty adjective looking cunning and dishonest
verschlagen
I don’t trust him – he has a very shifty look.
shiftily adverb
verschlagen
shiftiness noun
die Verschlagenheit
(Definition of shift from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “shift” in German

Definitions of “shift” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be in/out of luck

to be able/unable to have or do what you want

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More