shift

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. veer, vary, change; equivocate; contrive, get along; transfer; substitute. —n. change, substitution, dislocation; expedient, subterfuge, trick. See deviation, cunning.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A change]
Syn. transfer, transformation, substitution, displacement, fault, alteration, variation; see also change 2 .
2. [A working period]
Syn. turn, spell, stint, working time; see time 1 .
3. [Those who work a shift, sense 2]
Syn. gang, squad, relay, group, workmen; see also team 1 .
make shift to,
Syn. contrive to, find a way to, devise a means of; see manage , succeed 1 .
v.
1. [To change position]
Syn. slip, budge, fault, move, move over, turn, stir; see also change 4 .
2. [To cause to shift, sense 1]
Syn. displace, remove, substitute; see change 1 , exchange 1 .
3. [To put in gear]
Syn. change gears, double-clutch, downshift, split-shift, put in drive; see also drive 3 .
4. [To manage]
Syn. get along, shift for oneself, get by; see endure 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. move change, turn, switch, variation, reversal, about-face, alteration, modification, veering, conversion.
2. work period turn, stint, first shift, second shift, third shift, *graveyard shift, watch.
II
v.
move, change, turn, switch, vary, reverse, *do an about-face, alter, modify, veer, convert.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To give up in return for something else: change, commute, exchange, interchange, substitute, switch, trade. Informal: swap. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE. 2. To leave or discard for another: change, switch. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE. 3. To alter the settled state or position of: dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shake. See MOVE. 4. To go or cause to go from one place to another: maneuver, move, remove, transfer. See MOVE. 5. To change the direction or course of: avert, deflect, deviate, divert, pivot, swing, turn, veer. See CHANGE. 6. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances: do, fare, fend, get along, get by, manage, muddle through. Informal: make out. Idioms: make do, make shift. See THRIVE. II noun 1. The act of exchanging or substituting: change, commutation, exchange, interchange, substitution, switch, trade, transposition. Informal: swap. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE. 2. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity: bout, go, hitch, inning (often used in plural), spell3, stint, stretch, time, tour, trick, turn, watch. See TIME. 3. Something used temporarily or reluctantly when other means are not available: expediency, expedient, makeshift, stopgap. See HELP, SUBSTITUTE. 4. An often sudden change or departure, as in a trend: tack, turn, twist. See CHANGE. 5. A change in normal place or position: dislocation, displacement, disturbance, move, movement, rearrangement. See MOVE. 6. The process or result of changing from one appearance, state, or phase to another: change, changeover, conversion, metamorphosis, mutation, transfiguration, transformation, translation, transmogrification, transmutation, transubstantiation. See CHANGE. 7. The process or an instance of passing from one form, state, or stage to another: change, passage, transit, transition. See CHANGE.

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