Synonyms of shift in English:

shift


See definition of shift

verb

1‘Lawton had already shifted some chairs to form a barricade’

SYNONYMS

move, carry, transfer, transport, convey, take, bring, bear, lug, cart, haul, fetch, switch, move around, transpose, relocate, reposition, rearrange, displace

2‘her foot began to tingle and she shifted her position’

SYNONYMS

change, alter, adjust, make adjustments to, adapt, amend, recast, vary, modify, revise, reverse, retract, do a U-turn on, row back

eat one's words

British do an about-turn on

ANTONYMS

keep, stick to

3‘the cargo has shifted’

SYNONYMS

move, slide, slip, move around, be displaced

4‘the wind has shifted’

SYNONYMS

veer, alter, change, back, vary, fluctuate, turn, swing, change direction

5‘a small rubber brush with large prongs really shifts the dirt’

SYNONYMS

get rid of, take out, get off, remove, budge, lift, expunge


noun

1‘the shift of people into south of the country has slowed substantially’

SYNONYMS

movement, move, shifting, transference, transport, conveyance, switch, transposition

relocation, repositioning, rearrangement

2‘a shift in public opinion’

SYNONYMS

change, alteration, adjustment, adaptation, amendment, recasting, variation, modification, revision, reversal, retraction, sea change, U-turn, rowback

British about-turn

3‘they worked three shifts—morning, afternoon, and evening’

SYNONYMS

work period, stint, spell of work, stretch

4‘the night shift goes home at 8 a.m.’

SYNONYMS

group, crew, gang, team, squad, patrol

5‘he had to resort to dubious shifts to make enough money to live on’

SYNONYMS

stratagem, scheme, subterfuge, expedient, dodge, trick, ruse, wile, artifice, deception, strategy, device, plan


Phrases

    shift for oneself

      ‘the least and the most able being left to shift for themselves’

      SYNONYMS

      cope, cope on one's own, manage, manage by oneself, survive, manage without assistance, manage without help, make it on one's own, fend for oneself, take care of oneself, make do, get along, get by, scrape along, scrape by, muddle along, muddle through

      make ends meet, keep the wolf from the door, stand on one's own two feet, keep one's head above water

      informal

      paddle one's own canoe, make out