Definition for SHIFT

SHIFT, v.t.

  1. To change; to alter; as, to shift the scenes.
  2. To transfer from one place or position to another; as, shift the helm; shift the sails.
  3. To put out of the way by some expedient. I shifted him away. Shak.
  4. To change, as clothes; as, to shill a coat.
  5. To dress in fresh clothes. Let him have time to shift himself. To shift about, to turn quite round, to a contrary side or opposite point. To shift off, to delay; to defer; as, to shift off the duties of religion. Rogers. #2. To put away; to disengage or disencumber one's self, as of a burden or inconvenience.

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