Translation of "shift" - English-Spanish dictionary

shift

noun uk /ʃɪft/ us /ʃɪft/

a period of work in a place such as a factory or hospital

turno
a night shift

a change in something

cambio
There has been a shift in public opinion on this matter.

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

shift

verb /ʃift/

to change (the) position or direction (of)

mover, desplazar
We spent the whole evening shifting furniture around
The wind shifted to the west overnight.

to transfer

traspasar, transferir
She shifted the blame onto me.

to get rid of

quitar
This detergent shifts stains.
shiftless adjective

inefficient, lazy, or without a set purpose

perezoso
He’s rather shiftless – he’s had four jobs in six months.
shiftlessness noun

pereza
shifty adjective (comparative shiftier, superlative shiftiest)

looking cunning and dishonest

furtivo, sospechoso
I don’t trust him – he has a very shifty look.
shiftily adverb

sospechosamente
shiftiness noun

sospecha

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