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  • noun
    A slight change in position, direction, or tendency. (a shift in public opinion)
    One of two or more recurring periods in which different groups of workers do the same jobs in relay. (the night shift)
    (Today she is wearing a simple shift dress and no make-up and the sight of her looking so ordinary and conventional is indeed slightly shocking.)
    An ingenious or devious device or stratagem. (the thousand shifts and devices of which Hannibal was a master)
    Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance. (I shift the weight back to the other leg)


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