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British English: /ʃɪft/
American English: /ʃɪft/

Translation of shift in Italian:


  • 2 (in workplace)
    (period of time) turno (masculine)
    (group of workers) turno (masculine)
    squadra (feminine) di turno
    to work shifts o be on shifts
    fare i turni
    to be on day shifts
    fare il turno di giorno
    to be on night shifts
    fare il turno di notte o fare la notte
    to work an eight-hour shift
    fare un turno di otto ore
    the next shift comes on at 10
  • 6 (Computing)
    shift (masculine)

transitive verb

  • 1 (move)
    spostare (vehicle)
    muovere, spostare (arm, leg, head)
    cambiare (scenery)
    will somebody help me shift this piano?
    qualcuno mi può aiutare a spostare questo piano?
    I can't shift this lid
    non riesco a togliere il coperchio
    to shift something from
    togliere qualcosa da
    to shift something away from
    allontanare qualcosa da (wall, window)
    to shift something into
    spostare qualcosa in (room, garden)
    shift your arse! (British English) [informal] to shift one's ground o position [figurative]
  • 2 (get rid of) I can't shift this cold! (British English) [informal]
    non riesco a liberarmi di questo raffreddore
  • 3 (transfer)
    (to another department) avvicendare
    (to another town, country) trasferire (employee)
    scaricare (blame, responsibility) (onto su)
    to shift attention away from a problem
    distogliere l'attenzione da un problema
    to shift one's weight from one foot to another the company is shifting production to Asia
    la società sta spostando la produzione in Asia

intransitive verb

  • 1
    also: shift about
    (move around)
    (load, contents)
    spostarsi, muoversi
    to shift uneasily in one's chair
    muoversi nervosamente sulla sedia
    to shift from one foot to the other
  • 5 (American English) (Auto)to shift into second gear to shift from first into second
    passare dalla prima alla seconda

reflexive verb


to make shift with

accontentarsi di

to shift for oneself

cavarsela da solo
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