Dictionary Results for shifting


1. shifting - noun

· the act of moving from one place to another; "his constant shifting disrupted the class"

Synonym(s): shift

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move




2. shift - verb

· make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched"

Synonym(s): switch, change_over

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




3. shift - verb

· change place or direction; "Shift one's position"

Synonym(s): dislodge, reposition

Hypernym(s): move, displace




4. shift - verb

· move around; "transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

Synonym(s): transfer

Hypernym(s): move, displace




5. shift - verb

· move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

Synonym(s): stir, budge, agitate

Hypernym(s): move




6. shift - verb

· move from one setting or context to another; "shift the emphasis"; "shift one's attention"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




7. shift - verb

· change in quality; "His tone shifted"

Hypernym(s): change




8. shift - verb

· move and exchange for another; "shift the date for our class reunion"

Hypernym(s): substitute, replace, interchange, exchange




9. shift - verb

· move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"

Synonym(s): careen, wobble, tilt

Hypernym(s): move




10. shift - verb

· move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

Synonym(s): lurch, pitch

Hypernym(s): move




11. shift - verb

· use a shift key on a keyboard; "She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case"

Hypernym(s): type, typewrite




12. shift - verb

· change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change; "Grimm showed how the consonants shifted"

Hypernym(s): change




13. shift - verb

· change gears; "you have to shift when you go down a steep hill"

Hypernym(s): switch, shift, change




14. shift - verb

· lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; "switch to a different brand of beer"; "She switched psychiatrists"; "The car changed lanes"

Synonym(s): switch, change




15. shifting - adjective

· continuously varying; "taffeta with shifting colors"




16. shifting - adjective

· changing position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds"

Synonym(s): shifty




17. shifting - adjective

· (of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth"

Synonym(s): unfirm





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