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shift
Part of Speech: verb transitive
Results: 13
3. To change the position of; to alter the bearings of; to turn; as, to shift the helm or sails.
7. The act of putting one thing in the place of another, or of changing the place of a thing; change; substitution.
8. Something frequently shifted; especially, a woman's under- garment; a chemise.
10. In building, the extent, or arrangement, of the overlapping of plank, brick, stones, etc., that are placed in courses so as to break joints.
13. To change the clothing of; - used reflexively.
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