Shift synonyms

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A ticket entitling a passenger to change from one public conveyance to another as part of one trip.
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(Elec.) A defect or point of defect in the wiring or connections of a circuit, which prevents the current from following the intended path
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(Linguis.) The process of changing, by the application of certain syntactic rules, an abstract underlying structure into a surface structure
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The definition of a substitution is a replacement.
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(Physics) A vector, or the magnitude of a vector, that points from an initial position (of a body or reference frame) to a subsequent position.
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The condition resulting from altering; modification.
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(Math.) The manner in which two or more quantities change relative to one another
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A fit or a period of giddiness.
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A turn, period, or fit of something
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(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.
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The definition of a gang is a group of people who spend a lot of time together, often for negative purposes such as stealing or attacking others.
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(Sports) An athletic team.
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A crew of workers relieving others at work; shift
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(Chemistry) A functional entity consisting of certain atoms whose presence provides a certain property to a molecule, such as the methyl group.
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Plural form of workman
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To cause to slip or move with a smooth, sliding motion
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To alter a position or attitude:
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(--- Games) To change position on a board in a board game.
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To change position
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(Dated) To change the place of in any manner; to move.
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(Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
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To take away; withdraw:
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(Chem.) To replace as a substituent
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To put in gear
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To put in gear
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To shift a transmission into a lower gear.
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To put in gear
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To put in gear
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(Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
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To manage
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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Something different; variety:
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The usual, natural, traditional, or appointed moment for something to happen, begin, or end [time to get up]
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The definition of a team is a group of people working for a common cause or one or more animals working to pull a vehicle.
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To turn in for replacement:
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To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
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(Intransitive) To last.
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The definition of elusive is being difficult to grasp or retain.
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The definition of evasive is someone or something that is tricky or hard to catch.
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Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
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Not producing the desired effect with a minimum use of energy, time, etc.; ineffective
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Having a slippery or smooth quality:
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(Medicine) Relating to metastasis.
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Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous:
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Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
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Marked by or exhibiting a lack of reliability.
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Of, having to do with, or living an unsettled, drifting, or irresponsible life; vagrant; shiftless
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Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.
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A woman's undergarment somewhat like a loose, short slip
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A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
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(Rhetoric) A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device.
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A trick used in evading or cheating
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Evasion is defined as avoiding or escaping a person or thing.
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Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need:
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Transmission of pathogenic microorganisms or cancerous cells from an original site to one or more sites elsewhere in the body, usually by way of the blood vessels or lymphatics.
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The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
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A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
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Subterfuge is defined as a plan or action to hide what you’re doing.
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An action, feat, or routine performed by an animal as a result of training
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To change or make different; modify:
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To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
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To change position
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To change (property) from real to personal, or the reverse
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To deal out; to assign to a use.
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To vote, as in the British Parliament, by the members separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.
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To be carried along by circumstances; go along aimlessly
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To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
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(Intransitive) To vary irregularly; to swing.
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To change position
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To suspend an activity; cease.
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To move or start prematurely before:
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(Med.) To spread to other parts of the body by metastasis
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To talk or act insincerely; prevaricate
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To put an end to.
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To quibble is defined as to use petty, trivial expressions or arguments when discussing an issue.
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(Archit.) To form with quirks
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To arrange again
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To refund; to repay; to restore; as, to replace a sum of money borrowed.
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To change or shift repeatedly from one position or place to another
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To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
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To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
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To change (something) to the specified state using a switch.
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To change its course by being tacked, or sail against the wind by a series of tacks
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To make a tour of:
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(Sports) To change from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play.
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The definition of transpose is to mix two things up or cause them to change places with each other, or to rewrite music in a different key, or to change something to a new form or place it in a new context.
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(Intransitive) To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.
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(Of the members of a group, intransitive) To display differences.
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(Intransitive, nautical) to change direction into the wind; to wear ship
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The act of deactivating something, such as a bomb
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Being stagnant; being without circulation
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The definition of maintenance is providing support or upkeep to something.
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To be left as still to be dealt with:
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To stagnate is to sit still or stop moving.
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(Ergative) to make something inactive or no longer effective
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A series of phonetic changes occurring in Early Modern English in which the Middle English low and mid long vowels were raised, (ä) and (ō) becoming (ā) and (o͝o), for example, while the high long vowels (ē) and (o͝o) became the diphthongs (ī) and (ou).
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(Intransitive) To obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; to effect a commutation.
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To mutually give and receive (something); to exchange
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To carry on a trade or business
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To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
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To intrude on; inconvenience:
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To move something vigorously up and down or from side to side, as in mixing.
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To maneuver is defined as to move in a skillful manner or to complete a series of skillful moves or a carefully planned scheme.
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To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
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To turn or make go to one side
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To turn aside from a course or way:
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To turn aside from a course.
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To pivot is to turn or spin around a center point.
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(Engineering) To admit or turn something for the purpose of shaping it; said of a lathe.
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To behave or conduct oneself; act:
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(Intransitive) To get along, succeed (well or badly); to be in any state, or pass through any experience, good or bad; to be attended with any circumstances or train of events.
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(Rare, except as "fend for oneself") To defend, to take care of (typically construed with for); to block or push away (typically construed with off).
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To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
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To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
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(Intransitive) To represent; to make (something) appear to be true. [from 17th c.]
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(Law) A change of a sentence or punishment to one that is less severe
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(Music) A shift of a piece of music to a different musical key by adjusting all the notes of the work equally either up or down in pitch.
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A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
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An attempt; an effort:
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A hobble or limp:
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(Baseball, Cricket) The period of play in which a team has a turn at bat, completed in baseball by three outs and in cricket by ten outs
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The definition of a stretch is a long, unbroken period of time or distance.
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(Nautical) Any of the periods of time, usually four hours, into which the day aboard ship is divided and during which a part of the crew is assigned to duty.
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(Uncountable) The quality of being fit or suitable to effect some desired end or the purpose intended; suitability for particular circumstance or situation.
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A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
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Stopgap means a temporary substitute.
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Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
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Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
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A disturbing or being disturbed
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A shift in position
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(Chem.) A redistribution of atoms or atomic groups within a molecule, forming the molecule of a different substance
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A conversion to a different purpose or from one system to another, as in equipment or production techniques.
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(Med.) A pathological change of form of some tissues
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A change affecting a sound or a class of sounds that is conditioned by morphological or syntactic factors rather than purely phonological factors, as in Irish, where certain words cause the lenition of the initial consonants of the following word.
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A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
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The act or process of being transformed into a different form
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(Chem.) The conversion of atoms of a given element into atoms of a different isotope or of a different element, as in radioactive disintegration or by nuclear bombardment
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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.
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Passage is moving through something, being granted permission to move through something or an enclosed area that you must move through to get to somewhere else.
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The passage of a smaller celestial body or its shadow across the disk of a larger celestial body. As observed from Earth, Mercury and Venus are the only planets of the solar system that make transits of the Sun, because they are the only planets with orbits that lie between Earth and the Sun. Mercury makes an average of 13 transits of the Sun each century. Transits of Venus across the Sun are much rarer, with only 7 of them having occurred between 1639 and 2004. In contrast, transits of Jupiter's moons across its disk are common occurrences.
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To grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically
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(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
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Change from one product / service provider to another
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Such a bag with its contents
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The definition of shimmy is a 1920s jazz dance where you shake or wiggle, or is abnormal shaking.
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By extension, any stuffed toy.
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The key on a typewriter used to select uppercase letters and certain special characters by physically moving the mechanism
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(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
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(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
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The definition of a fracture is a break or crack.
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The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
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the time period during which you are at work
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the time period during which you are at work
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(Idiomatic) to convert to, to make a transition from one system to another
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To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
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To fix or set the tone of.
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To force from a position or place where lodged, hiding, etc.; drive out
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To update or change the marketing of (a product or service).
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To careen is defined as to move quickly and wildly from side to side in a specific direction in an out of control manner.
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To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
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(Intransitive) To be at an angle [1620]
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To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
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(Gr. Myth., person) The goddesses of the seasons, justice, order, etc.
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The definition of a translation is an interpretation from one language or situation to another.
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