Synonyms for shifting

Grammar : Verb
Spell : shift
Phonetic Transcription : ʃɪft

Top 10 synonyms for shifting Other synonyms for the word shifting

Définition of shifting

Origin :
  • Old English sciftan, scyftan "arrange, place, order," also "divide, partition; distribute, allot, share," from Proto-Germanic *skiftan (cf. Old Norse skipta "to divide, change, separate," Old Frisian skifta "to decide, determine, test," Dutch schiften "to divide, turn," German schichten "to classify," Schicht "shift"). This is said to be related to the source of Old English sceadan "divide, separate," (see shed (v.)).
  • c.1200 as "to dispose; make ready; set in order, control," also intransitive, "take care of oneself." From c.1300 as "to go, move, depart; move (someone or something), transport." Sense of "to alter, to change" appeared mid-13c. (cf. shiftless). Meaning "change the gear setting of an engine" is from 1910; to shift gears in the figurative sense is from 1961. Related: Shifted; shifting.
  • verb switch, fluctuate
Example sentences :
  • And, since they find it to be a shifting miracle of perfections, how are they to be quarrelled with?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • By shifting his position, the man was able to see the girl's face.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • By shifting his position his lips came close to her bare young arm.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I can hardly tell what followed, there was so much manoeuvring and shifting of berths.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The shifting of Positions by springing, may be known by what follows, viz.
  • Extract from : « Orchesography » by John Weaver
  • It was directly in our teeth and shifting the loose snow unpleasantly.
  • Extract from : « The Long Labrador Trail » by Dillon Wallace
  • It was an inferno of shifting lights and long leaping shadows.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • "Safe, quite safe," she said, shifting uneasily from foot to foot.
  • Extract from : « Monday or Tuesday » by Virginia Woolf
  • If you can't, I'll be after shifting for myself as best I can.
  • Extract from : « The Snare » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Not one, but several shadows were shifting there among the trees.
  • Extract from : « The Historical Nights' Entertainment » by Rafael Sabatini

Antonyms for shifting

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