from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
- n. A moving or removal; change from one place, position, or state to another; change.
- n. Recourse to shifts, or petty expedients; artifice; shift.
- Changing; changeable or changeful; varying; unstable: as, shifting winds.
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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The economy started to grow, though it had not yet completed all the adjustments in shifting from a wartime to a peacetime economy.
He straightened up as they entered, his expression shifting from tired to surprised to wary.
Except it looked to me like he was watching something, his own collapsing infrastructure perhaps, his expression shifting between blankness and surprise.
Having shaken hands with Roger, he turned to us, his expression shifting to one of slight puzzlement.
The debate flared again last summer after a torrent of neighborhood complaints, and a decision by bank ING Groep N.V. to end its sponsorship because of what it called "shifting priorities."
But our government is deciding to do what they call shifting $230 million to repair the Pakistan fighter jets!
A White House spokesman saying it's still unclear what the Senate will actually consider citing what he calls shifting sands in the Democrats position on Iraq.
"Starbucks is pretty far ahead, partly because of its loyalty program, in shifting tender away from cash, which takes more time to transact," wrote Mr. Rubin.
Spending also fills an inner void in shifting attention from what's going on inside to making one's outside more attractive.
Make no mistake, we have court government, and in shifting to court government, we have redefined the role of public servants for them to be responsive to their political masters and fixers.