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Another word for shift

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Verb
  1. To give up in return for something else

      1. To trade one thing for another.
      2. To exchange (one thing) for another.
      3. An exchange of one thing for another.
      1. The business of buying and selling commodities, products, or services; commerce.
      2. A branch or kind of business:
      3. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
      1. An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
      2. A transference or shift, as of opinion or attention.
      3. A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
      1. One that takes the place of another; a replacement:
      2. A word or construction used in place of another word, phrase, or clause.
      3. To put or use (a person or thing) in place of another:
      1. To switch each of (two things) into the place of the other.
      2. To give and receive mutually; exchange.
      3. To cause to succeed each other in a series or pattern; alternate:
      1. To give in return for something received; trade:
      2. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
      3. To give up for a substitute:
      1. To travel as a commuter:
      2. To make substitution or exchange.
      3. To serve as a substitute.
      1. To cause to be different:
      2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:
      3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
  2. To leave or discard for another

      1. An exchange or a swap, especially one done secretly.
      2. A transference or shift, as of opinion or attention.
      3. A device used to break or open an electric circuit or to divert current from one conductor to another.
      1. To cause to be different:
      2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:
      3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
  3. To alter the settled state or position of

      1. To cause to move from side to side or up and down with jerky movements:
      2. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
      3. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of:
      2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
      3. To interfere with; interrupt:
      1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
      2. To force to leave a place of residence:
      3. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence:
      1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
      2. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
      3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt:
    See also:

    move

  4. To go or cause to go from one place to another

      1. To convey or cause to pass from one place, person, or thing to another.
      2. To make over the possession or legal title of (property, for example); convey.
      3. To convey (a design, for example) from one surface to another, as by impression.
      1. To move from a place or position occupied:
      2. To transfer or convey from one place to another:
      3. To take off:
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
      2. A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
      3. A strategic or tactical military or naval movement.
    See also:

    move

  5. To change the direction or course of

      1. To turn aside from a course or established direction; swerve:
      2. To deviate from a purpose, behavior, or previous pattern:
      3. To shift clockwise in direction, as from north to northeast. Used of the wind.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To move back and forth suspended or as if suspended from above.
      2. To hit at something with a sweeping motion of the arm:
      3. To move laterally or in a curve:
      1. A short rod or shaft on which a related part rotates or swings.
      2. A person or thing on which something depends; the central or crucial factor:
      3. The act of turning on a pivot.
      1. To turn aside from a course or direction:
      2. To distract:
      3. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse.
      1. To turn aside from a course or way:
      2. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray.
      3. To cause to turn aside or differ.
      1. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
      1. To turn away:
      2. To keep from happening; prevent:
    See also:

    change

  6. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances

Noun
  1. The act of exchanging or substituting

  2. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

      1. To look or observe attentively or carefully; be closely observant:
      2. To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation:
      3. To act as a spectator; look on:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
      2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
      3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. To lengthen, widen, or distend:
      2. To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space:
      3. To make taut; tighten:
      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
      2. To constitute the letters of (a word):
      3. To add up to; signify:
      1. One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
      2. The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
      3. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
      2. A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell:
    See also:

    time

  3. Something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available

  4. An often sudden change or departure, as in a trend

      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
      2. A rope for holding down the weather clew of a course.
      3. A rope for hauling the outer lower corner of a studdingsail to the boom.
    See also:

    change

  5. A change in normal place or position

      1. a rearranging or being rearranged
      2. a new arrangement
      3. a redistribution of atoms or atomic groups within a molecule, forming the molecule of a different substance
      1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
      2. A particular manner of moving.
      3. A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. The act of disturbing:
      2. The condition of being disturbed:
      3. Something that disturbs, as a commotion, scuffle, or public tumult.
      1. The act of displacing.
      2. The condition of having been displaced.
      3. A reaction in which an atom, radical, ion, or molecule replaces another in a compound.
      1. The act or process of dislocating or the state of having been dislocated:
      2. Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
      3. An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
    See also:

    move

  6. The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another

      1. Conversion of one substance into another.
      2. In many Christian churches, the doctrine holding that the bread and wine of the Eucharist are transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, although their appearances remain the same.
      1. The act or an instance of transmuting; transformation.
      2. The state of being transmuted.
      3. Transformation of one element into another by one or a series of nuclear reactions.
      1. the act or process of being transformed into a different form
      1. The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.
      2. The state of being translated.
      3. A translated version of a text.
      1. The act or an instance of transforming:
      2. The state of being transformed:
      3. A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better:
      1. A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
      2. A change that glorifies or exalts.
      3. The sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus that occurred on a mountain.
      1. The act or process of being altered or changed.
      2. An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.
      3. A change in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism or virus, sometimes resulting in the appearance of a new character or trait not found in the parental type.
      1. A transformation, as by magic or sorcery.
      2. A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.
      3. Change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development after the embryonic stage. Metamorphosis includes, in insects, the transformation of a maggot into an adult fly and a caterpillar into a butterfly and, in amphibians, the changing of a tadpole into a frog.
      1. The act of converting.
      2. The state of being converted.
      3. A change in which one adopts a new religion, faith, or belief.
      1. A conversion to a different purpose or from one system to another, as in equipment or production techniques.
      1. To cause to be different:
      2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:
      3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
    See also:

    change

  7. The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another

      1. Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
      2. Change from one subject to another in discourse.
      3. A word, phrase, sentence, or series of sentences connecting one part of a discourse to another.
      1. The act of passing over, across, or through; passage.
      2. Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system.
      3. The system or vehicles used for such conveyance.
      1. Movement from one place to another:
      2. The process of elapsing:
      3. The process of changing from one condition or stage to another; transition:
      1. To cause to be different:
      2. To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:
      3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
    See also:

    change

Another word for shift

Noun
  1. A change

    See also:

    change

  2. A working period

      1. (law) The period of time that an individual spends at paid occupational labor. Most countries regulate the working time by law, e.g. by stipulating a maximum number of working hours per week. Exact definition varies by the legislation.
      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
      2. To constitute the letters of (a word):
      3. To add up to; signify:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
    See also:

    time

  3. Those who work a shift, sense 2

      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. An act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another.
      2. A relay race.
      3. A division of a relay race.
      1. A small group of people organized in a common endeavor or activity.
      2. The smallest tactical unit of military personnel.
      3. A small unit of police officers.
      1. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
      2. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
      3. A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis:
    See also:

    team

Verb
  1. To change position

      1. To pass an implement through (a liquid, for example), usually in circular motions, so as to mix or cool the contents:
      2. To use an implement to move or rearrange the fuel in (a fire) to increase light or heat.
      3. To add or mix in (an ingredient, for example) into a liquid or mixture by moving an implement:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To change in position from one point to another:
      2. To follow a specified course:
      3. To change posture or position; stir:
      1. A character weakness, especially a minor one.
      2. Something that impairs or detracts from physical perfection; a defect.
      3. A mistake; an error:
      1. To move or stir slightly:
      2. To alter a position or attitude:
      3. To cause to move slightly.
      1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
      2. To move stealthily; steal:
      3. To escape, as from a grasp, fastening, or restraint:
    See also:

    change

  2. To cause to shift, sense 1

      1. One that takes the place of another; a replacement:
      2. A word or construction used in place of another word, phrase, or clause.
      3. To put or use (a person or thing) in place of another:
      1. To move from a place or position occupied:
      2. To transfer or convey from one place to another:
      3. To take off:
      1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
      2. To force to leave a place of residence:
      3. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence:
  3. To put in gear

    See also:

    drive

  4. To manage

    See also:

    endure