Translation of "shift" - English-Russian dictionary

shift

verb uk us /ʃɪft/
CHANGE [ I, T ]

to change something

изменять, смещать
We are trying to shift the emphasis from curing illness to preventing it.
MOVE STH [ T ]

to move something to another place

перемещать, передвигать
We need to shift all these boxes into the other room.
MOVE YOURSELF [ I, T ]

to move into a different position

перемещаться, передвигаться
He shifted uncomfortably in his seat.
CHANGE SPEED [ T ] ( also shift into) US

to change the position of the gears (= parts that control how fast the wheels turn) in a vehicle

переключать скорость
to shift gears

(Translation of “shift verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)