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