Translation of "shift" - English-German dictionary

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

(Translation of “shift” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)