Definition of shift in English:
- After the system is docked, the nurse reassesses the patient's position to ensure that nothing moved or shifted during transfer.
- So things are once again in a state of rearrangement in my humble apartment, getting shifted, moved around and reassigned.
- And the aisle all the way to the door bustled with Adivasi vegetable vendors who squatted with their baskets shifting and moving till they found a comfort zone.
- I shifted uncomfortably in my position on a plastic covered sofa.
- Brant shifted uncomfortably, obviously nervous about the gun still pointed directly at him and he began to lower his hands.
- One would ordinarily shift from a physical position which grows increasingly uncomfortable, but the meditator does not.
- While all deaths on the roads are avoidable it seems that your campaign aims to shift the focus and blame away from motorcyclists and onto other road users.
- The economic culture in particular was shifted significantly in the direction of enterprise.
- We can expect to see a push for more of the tax burden to be shifted onto employers.
- If the area is violent, the balance of power can shift in the opposite direction.
- But even as the balance of power on the ground shifted in one direction, the balance of politics at home was shifting in the other.
- The focus of his attention shifted abruptly to the moonlit scene before him.
- I reckon that Old Shifty won't shift himself until there is absolutely no money left in the tea caddy where they keep the pension dosh.
- Use focus to shift yourself to states of motivation, productivity or your goals.
- You will understand how important it is to shift yourself
- And, after the next clock pulse at t5, all logic 1s will have been shifted out, replaced by 0s.
- A register that is capable of shifting data one bit at a time is called a shift register.
- A bidirectional shift register, which is capable of shifting bits to the left (L) or right (R), will then be capable of performing modulo-2 division and multiplication operations.
- This Vanish stain remover can shift bolognaise sauce, tea, coffee, curry, blood, a little engine oil (like if you splash some by accident when you're topping up your car oil), and these are just a few stains of what it is good at getting rid of.
- And she's not afraid to use it, regularly calling in with the solution to a hard-to-shift stain or to correct the advice of the on-air expert.
- If soap and water doesn't shift the stain scrub the area with a nail-brush dipped in vinegar and salt.
- It's very important to finish the design phase before the end of this year (so that we can shift the product to the market at the beginning of next year).
- I know that there is an element of advertising - my whisky must be good because there is a bottle in TWE at £10000! - but they must also want to shift some product.
- We really did shift some stuff last weekend, didn't we?
- Herr Murr calculated Britons were shifting beer at a staggering rate of 200 pints per minute.
- And if you think Poleson can shift whisky, you should have seen Macintyre in his prime, I'm amazed he's still alive.
- To maintain the vehicle speed, she would have to shift into a lower gear.
- Zaren pushed in the clutch and shifted to second gear and the car made a sudden leap in speed.
- To shift into fourth gear, you push the button yet again.
- He leads by following opinion, he trims, he shifts, he glides on the silvery sounds of his undulating, flexible, cautiously modulated voice, winding his way betwixt heaven and earth.
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- Change can be no more than a slight shift in direction - although, as when a tanker ship charts a new course, this may have dramatic long-term consequences.
- The change in size also heralds a slight shift in editorial direction.
- In my eyes a slight shift in the script would make the ending of the show seem a tad less grim.
- This spectral shift possibly reflects increased hydrogen bonding and/or specific iterations with cationic species.
- Single wavelength probes only show changes in intensity on binding with no spectral shift.
- The spectral shift occurs slowly, reaching a plateau after 15-20 min, and is fully reversible.
- The symbol following the shift key could then come from an alternative set of characters, just as the shift key on a keyboard offers access to new symbols.
- This allows one of the keys to double as a shift key similar to a shift key on a keyboard.
- When you put a disc in the drive, hold the shift key on your keyboard - before the disc is inserted.
- Many of these ‘mistakes’ are easily-explained shifts in the sound system of spoken English.
- But through prescribed borders, shifts in dialect coalesced into distinct languages.
- The stories she listened to intrigued her with their form as well as their content, the myriad dialects, shifts, and cadences of African American voices.
- Smooth acceleration occurred whether you used the auto box, the paddle shift or the Tiptronic system.
- I thought ForceFed's was a full sequential transmission with computer controlled clutch and all, not just a sequential gear shift.
- All the sequential shifter does is convert the back and forth motion to move the two shifter rods in a standard H pattern gear shift.
- I state that to multiply by 10 you use shifts to quickly multiply by 2 and 8 and then add the results.
- At each time step from t=1 onwards, the right shift results in a state change which indicates a division by two operation.
- Similarly, if we operate in reverse chronological order (i.e. from t=4 to t=1), the left shift will result in a multiplication by two.
- The shifts never jar the player out of the experience, never dent the game's inherent fluidity.
- Nebraska is a classic West Coast team with a lot of jumps and scramble shifts before the ball is snapped.
- I always enjoy the shouts among defenders when an offensive team puts a man in motion or shifts before the snap.
- I had been working overnight shifts with continuous periods of work with no real rest over a good 12 hours.
- The chemical mixing section, which used to employ 50 people on four different shifts, will now be run by four contract workers.
- They work different shifts; each commutes 60 miles a day.
- I understood and sat up, searching for my shift on the floor.
- We have a skeleton crew here now, but as soon as the phone stops ringing I am going to hire a second crew and then a third shift and do a weekend run.
- Around 50 people were transported in the first few hours by the team, who were replaced at teatime by a second shift who remained at the village until midnight.
- Today she is wearing a simple shift dress and no make-up and the sight of her looking so ordinary and conventional is indeed slightly shocking.
- The suit had a matching knee length skirt, shell top and shift dress; with the chiffon blouses she already had they would do for several different outfits.
- His masterpiece to date is his American Rose beaded V-neck shift dress, a combination of nine colours, which was a show-stopper at MAFW '04.
- She finally decided on a sky blue dress with a beige shift underneath.
- She stripped down to her shift, putting her dress carefully in a corner, and progressed to the armoire.
- She pulled a brightly coloured gown over her shift, tying it at the waist with a decorative sash.
- Others were less well placed, and had to devise various shifts and stratagems to maintain their social and political position.
- Too often the unemployed blamed themselves rather than society for what they saw as their failures, for the shifts and stratagems by which they were forced to survive.
- "I cannot trust thee," cried the Assassin; for when I am gone thou wilt return to thy old courses, and, by some ingenious shift or other, contrive to free thyself from the obligation of thy oath."
Old English sciftan 'arrange, divide, apportion', of Germanic origin; related to German schichten 'to layer, stratify'. A common Middle English sense 'change, replace' gave rise to sense 3 of the noun (via the notion of changing one's clothes) and sense 2 of the noun (via the concept of relays of workers).
get a shift on
- British informal Hurry up: it’s quite a drive to London, so we should really get a shift onMore example sentences
- It's two day's ride, if we cut across country and get a shift on.
- Walsall need to get a shift on and improve the Bescot Stadium if they want to play first division football next year.
- I'm going to have to get a shift on if I'm going to have another CD written and recorded by the end of the year.
- Do what one wants to do in spite of not having ideal conditions.Example sentences
- If this is what we have to do, make an effort - if we have to make shift with things as they are and not as we wish they were - then I hope I am up to that effort.
- In that absence one makes do - makes shift - with what is to hand and with the hands one has.
- As You Like It is the precursor of King Lear in a number of respects; the Forest of Arden is a harsh place and people who dwell there must make shift to survive.
shift for oneself
- Manage as best one can without help.Example sentences
cope (on one's own), manage (by oneself), survive, manage without help/assistance, make it on one's own, fend for oneself, take care of oneself, make do, get by/along, scrape by/along, muddle through/along;make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, stand on one's own two feet, keep one's head above waterinformal paddle one's own canoe, make out
- A city could expect to have the months of winter uninterrupted by visitors, and whether for purposes of survival or for purposes of entertainment, residents had to shift for themselves and for each other.
- If this principle of noninterference is practiced resolutely, the minority - presumably less resourceful - groups must be left alone to shift for themselves.
- Pea-Jacket left Sarah Curley and her two sons to shift for themselves.
shift one's ground
- Say or write something that contradicts something one has previously written or said.Example sentences
- Are you struggling to keep up with events, or shifting your ground to try to keep in step with Joe public?
- Since opponents of vouchers remain strong, rather than risk everything on an all-singing, all-dancing scheme that he was unlikely to get through Congress, he shifted his ground.
- Instead of trying to show from the nature of the situation that there is a logical difference between the two kinds of ownership, he shifts his ground to a consideration of consequences.
- Example sentences
- Funny, it is generally accepted as the height of sociolinguistic sophistication to shift the shiftable aspects of your speech (vowel quality being a prime example) in the direction of the speech of those you are speaking to.
- The cube has a fourfold symmetry, and is somewhat shiftable.
- The computation can be accomplished using what we call the shared sketch by shiftable bases.
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