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Significado de “shift” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "shift" - Diccionario Inglés

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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: She shifted (her weight) uneasily from one foot to the other. The wind is expected to shift (to the east) tomorrow.
C1 [I] (of an idea, opinion, etc.) to change: Society's attitudes towards women have shifted enormously over the last century. Media attention has shifted recently onto environmental issues.
[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: In cars that are automatics, you don't have to bother with shifting gears.
shift house
Indian English to leave your home in order to live in a new one; move house

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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: As the night shift leave/leaves, the day shift arrive/arrives. Are you on the night shift or the day shift? (= Do you work during the night period or the day period?)

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  • shift noun (CHANGE)

C1 [C] a change in position or direction: a shift in the wind/temperature The shift in the balance of power in the region has had far-reaching consequences. There has been a dramatic shift in public opinion towards peaceful negotiations.

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  • shift noun (DRESS)

[C] a simple dress that hangs straight from the shoulders
(Definition of shift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "shift" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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shiftverb [I/T]

us   /ʃɪft/
  • shift verb [I/T] (MOVE OR CHANGE)

to change direction or move from one person, position, or place to another: [I] The wind shifted to the east. [T] She shifted her weight from one foot to the other. [T] He tried to shift the blame onto his sister.
If you shift your emphasis or attitude, you change it: [T] Our attention has shifted from baseball to the election.
When you shift the gears of a vehicle, you move them into different positions to change the speed of the vehicle.

shiftnoun [C]

us   /ʃɪft/
  • shift noun [C] (PERIOD)

the period that a person is scheduled to work, or a group of workers who work during the same period of time: I’m working the day shift this month. The night shift is finished at 7 a.m.
  • shift noun [C] (MOVE OR CHANGE)

a change in position or direction: There’s been a substantial shift in doctorsmethods.
(Definition of shift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "shift" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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shiftverb

uk   /ʃɪft/ us  
[T] to move something to a different place or position: shift sth to sth They shifted the money to another account.shift sth out of sth Rising costs forced them to shift manufacturing work out of Europe.
[I or T] to change an opinion, idea, etc.: shift focus/emphasis/attentionshift (sth) away from sth They have shifted the emphasis of the business away from traditional manufacturing. shift (sth) towards sth The company has shifted towards a more flexible marketing mix. HR have shifted their position on overtime working and this will no longer be encouraged.
[T] informal COMMERCE to manage to sell goods: At that time, Sony had shifted 30 million Playstation3 consoles since launch. The sales projections were over-optimistic and left them with $100 million of stock they couldn't shift.

shiftnoun

uk   /ʃɪft/ us  
[C] HR, WORKPLACE an agreed period of time during the day or night when particular employees work, in a factory, hospital, etc.: He worked an 8 hour shift at the hospital.begin/end your shift They begin their shift at 4pm.
[C] HR, WORKPLACE the group of workers who work at a particular time: the day/night/late shift We work until 8am, when the day shift takes over.
[C, usually singular] a movement or change in something: a shift in sth There's been a major shift in strategy.a shift away from/towards sth The shift towards specialisation favours smaller firms.
[U] IT on a computer keyboard, a key that changes the letter, number, or symbol that would normally appear when you press another key at the same time: Press shift to capitalize letters.
(Definition of shift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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