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  • v. Present participle of shift.
  • n. A shift; a shifting movement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Changing in place, position, or direction; varying; variable; fickle.
  • adj. Adapted or used for shifting anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Changing; changeable or changeful; varying; unstable: as, shifting winds.
  • Shifty.
  • n. A moving or removal; change from one place, position, or state to another; change.
  • n. Recourse to shifts, or petty expedients; artifice; shift.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of soil) unstable
  • adj. changing position or direction
  • n. the act of moving from one place to another
  • adj. continuously varying

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