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shift

  

      vb  
1    to move or cause to move from one place or position to another  
2    tr   to change for another or others  
3    to change (gear) in a motor vehicle  
4    intr   (of a sound or set of sounds) to alter in a systematic way  
5    intr   to provide for one's needs (esp. in the phrase shift for oneself)  
6    intr   to proceed by indirect or evasive methods  
7    to remove or be removed, esp. with difficulty  
no detergent can shift these stains     
8    intr  
Slang   to move quickly  
9    tr     (Computing)   to move (bits held in a store location) to the left or right  
      n  
10    the act or an instance of shifting  
11    a group of workers who work for a specific period  
12    the period of time worked by such a group  
13    an expedient, contrivance, or artifice  
14    the displacement of rocks, esp. layers or seams in mining, at a geological fault  
15    an underskirt or dress with little shaping  
     (Old English sciftan; related to Old Norse skipta to divide, Middle Low German schiften, to separate)  
  shifter      n  


back shift  
      n     (Brit)  
1    a group of workers who work a shift from late afternoon to midnight in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a night shift is also worked  
2    the period worked,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    swing shift  
blue shift  
      n   a shift in the spectral lines of a stellar spectrum towards the blue end of the visible region relative to the wavelengths of these lines in the terrestrial spectrum: thought to be a result of the Doppler effect caused by stars approaching the solar system  
   Compare       red shift  
day shift  
      n  
1    a group of workers who work a shift during the daytime in an industry or occupation where a night shift or a back shift is also worked  
2    the period worked,   (See also)        back shift  
Einstein shift  
      n     (Astronomy)   a small displacement towards the red in the spectra, caused by the interaction between the radiation and the gravitational field of a massive body, such as the sun  
function shift   , change  
      n  
1      (Grammar)   a change in the syntactic function of a word, as when the noun mushroom is used as an intransitive verb  
2      (Linguistics)   sound change involving a realignment of the phonemic system of a language  
graveyard shift  
      n     (U.S.)   the working shift between midnight and morning  
Great Vowel Shift  
      n     (Linguistics)   a phonetic change that took place during the transition from Middle to Modern English, whereby the long vowels were raised (<PH:e><PH::> became <PH:i><PH::>, <PH:o><PH::> became <PH:u><PH::>, etc.). The vowels (<PH:i><PH::>) and (<PH:u><PH::>) underwent breaking and became the diphthongs (<PH:a><PH:I>) and (<PH:a><PH:U>)  
night shift  
      n  
1    a group of workers who work a shift during the night in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a back shift are also worked  
2    the period worked,   (See also)        back shift  
red shift  
      n   a shift in the lines of the spectrum of an astronomical object towards a longer wavelength (the red end of an optical spectrum), relative to the wavelength of these lines in the terrestrial spectrum, usually as a result of the Doppler effect caused by the recession of the object  
shift key  
      n   a key on a typewriter or computer keyboard used to type capital letters and certain numbers and symbols  
sound shift  
      n   a gradual alteration or series of alterations in the pronunciation of a set of sounds, esp. of vowels  
   See also       Great Vowel Shift  
split shift  
      n   a work period divided into two parts that are separated by an interval longer than a normal rest period  
stick shift  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)  
1   
a    a manually operated transmission system in a motor vehicle  
b    a motor vehicle having manual transmission  
2    a gear lever  
swing shift  
      n      the usual U.S. and Canadian term for       backshift  
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exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
proprietary rights over virtual assets
[Tech.]
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
exp.
A digital method to shift or attribute the ownership and rights of online access to one’s online assts to another.
[Tech.]
adj.
over-decorated, "bling-bling"
slang
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"

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